As featured on NewsNow: Football news
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Chiellini: Chelsea midfielder Jorginho now fundamental for Italy

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini has hailed the influence of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura famously snubbed Jorginho for much of his tenure, but now Roberto Mancini and Chiellini have full faith in the Chelsea midfielder.

Juventus defender Chiellini said: “Jorginho is fundamental.

"I'd say he is the one who controls the Italy tempo. We saw against Poland that once he got on the ball more and set the tempo, we saw a different Italy emerge."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free