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Cesc: I left Chelsea because of Jorginho

AS Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits he left Chelsea because of Jorginho.

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.

"At Chelsea, he has N'Golo Kante protecting him all the time, and I know that's a big thing, I don't know here how he will cope at a big, big game at the Euros.

"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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