Jorginho speaks out on ‘golden boy’ relationship with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Jorginho joined from Napoli in the summer despite interest from Man City as well (Picture: Getty)

Jorginho has revealed Maurizio Sarri doesn’t treat him any differently to the rest of the Chelsea squad.

The Italy international joined from Napoli back in the summer, linking up with his former manager Sarri at the club.

Since the arrival of the pair, Chelsea’s philosophy have adapted the tag-line “Sarri-ball” which predominantly focuses on possession-based football of which revolves around Jorginho in midfield.

It’s worked to varying success this season – most notably at the start of the campaign – with some onlookers suggesting Sarri is too reliant on Jorginho.

It’s led to the likes of N’Golo Kante being played out of position at the club, which hasn’t gone down too well with many supporters, especially when results don’t go their way.

However, the 27-year-old revealed he’s just like another other player at the Blues.

‘Look, I have a completely normal relationship with Sarri,’ Jorginho told The Guardian.

‘I don’t go out for dinner with him. I don’t go round to his house. Our work is very professional: he speaks and explains what he wants me to do, and I try to implement what he wants on the pitch.

‘I am just a player who can help him do the things he wants his team to do. He’s shouted at me when I’ve got things wrong, just as he has everyone else.

‘I certainly don’t consider myself to be his golden boy.’

Chelsea’s next fixture is in the Premier League against Wolves on Sunday.

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