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Chelsea midfielder Matic: Jorge Jesus improved me at Benfica

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic says working with Jorge Jesus has improved him as a player.

Matic paid tribute to his former Benfica coach.

"Tactically, I am much better because I worked a lot at Benfica," he told the Daily Mail. "When I came to Benfica, I played like a number 10 in the team. The manager, Jorge Jesus, told me 'You are going to play like a defensive midfielder'.

"I worked every day tactically with him to improve. After training, I stayed every day to do physical work in the gym as well.

"Jorge Jesus believed in my quality and kept saying, 'Just do what I ask and slowly you will play better'. I did. I watched some players to see how they moved. He showed me a lot of Javi Garcia (now at Manchester City) because he played at Benfica with me at that time."

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