Jorginho admits 'Sarri's son' tag made him 'so angry' as Chelsea star blasts back at critics after amazing season09/03/2021
JORGINHO has revealed the claims that he was ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri's son at the club used to infuriate him.
The 29-year-old got off to a slow start when he and Sarri left Napoli to join the Blues in 2018.
Jorginho's sluggish beginning at Stamford Bridge led to claims that he was only in the first team because of the close relationship the midfielder had with Sarri.
When the Italian first heard the jibes that he was Sarri's son, it made him want to return to Italy as he was so angry.
He recalled to the Player's Tribune, reported by Goal: "We all remember what they were saying, right?
"I was too slow. I was too weak. I was Sarri’s son. Man, it made me so angry."
But the Italian maestro, dubbed the 'Professor' for his tactical knowledge of the game, used the criticism to spur him on.
Throughout his career, Jorginho claims he's proved the people who have underestimated him wrong, and he knew it would be the same at Chelsea.
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He added: "But listen, they underestimated me. You see, I’ve had a turbulent start at every club I’ve been with.
"So the Chelsea stuff? Puh! I just used the criticism as fuel. I was thinking, these people are going to be embarrassed."
And with his stunning performances for the Blues over the past few seasons which saw him lift the Europa League in 2019, and the Champions League last season, Jorginho's definitely silenced the critics.
Who Jorginho went on the thank because his incredible form and trophy haul wouldn't have been possible without them.
He continued: "And now I’m sitting here with a Europa League title and a Champions League title. So to all the critics, I just want to say one thing.
"Thank you. Really, thank you all."
Jorginho's also had a major impact internationally, and he helped his fellow Italians lift the Euro 2020 this summer.
His impact on the Azzuri squad was so great, that his teammate Lorenzo Insigne reckons he should pick up the Ballon d'Or.
But if Jorginho doesn't get the Ballon d'Or this time around, he'll have to make do with the UEFA Player of the Year prize, which he scooped last week.
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