His former team-mate Jorginho was outstanding for Italy in last night's victory against Euro opponents Turkey, and won the praise of Fabregas as he opened up on his Stamford Bridge departure.
He said: “One of the biggest reasons I left Chelsea is because of him. He's a very smart player, intelligent, a very good passer of the ball.
"The only thing I can say about him sometimes is he releases the ball too quickly when he can play forward. He makes the team tick.
"He's a really good player and tactically, he knows what to do because of the coach's methodology, it helps him a lot."
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