Blues star was candid about his performance but may have revealed his biggest weakness to the Premier League
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has admitted he made ‘a lot of mistakes’ in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Poland in the UEFA Nations League.
The £57million summer signing, who scored his nation’s goal from the penalty spot, even insisted some of the blame for the Polish goal could be attributed to him.
It was an honest assessment from the ex-Napoli star, who went on to reveal his struggles with being man-marked – a ploy which Premier League rivals may now use to disrupt his excellent style of play.
“We were unable to find the right passing lines and therefore have the right tempo. I personally made a lot of mistakes,” Jorginho told Rai Sport.
“When you have a man marking you who is paying no attention whatsoever to the rest of the game and only focusing on you, you have to create space for your teammates. I can’t try dummies or to see more of the ball in those situations.
“I fully admit it wasn’t my best performance and I made a lot of errors, including on the Poland goal. I couldn’t see as much of the ball as usual, so I tried to talk more and direct my teammates towards the spaces.”
“I can’t just take the ball and run when I’m man-marked constantly. I could egotistically try to keep the ball anyway, but it’s better for the team if I spread the play and find those who have spaces.”
It’s admirable for Jorginho to be so candid after a poor performance but no doubt managers in England will now be trying to outwit Chelsea by using a similar method.