Winner of the Champions League with Chelsea and Euro 2021 with Italy, Jorginho is in fact a potential winner of the Ballon d’Or 2021. But the medium, quite humble, has difficulty believing it.
He is not a superstar, he does not have insane statistics, and does not particularly like the light. But Jorginho is nevertheless one of the players of the year 2021. Winner at the end of May of the Champions League with Chelsea, the Italian international midfielder has also just won the Euro with the Nazionale – the two most beautiful competitions of the season . Enough to make him a credible candidate for the next Golden Ball.
Does he think about it? Does he believe in it? A priori, not too much. “We are living for our dreams,” he explained Tuesday in a Brazilian television show – his country of birth. But I’ll be honest enough: it depends on the criteria chosen during the award. “
“How could I compare myself to Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar?”
Namely the intrinsic level, or the prize list. “Talking about talent, I’m aware that I’m not the best in the world,” Jorginho continues. “On the other hand, if you have to vote according to the titles, well nobody has won more than me this season. . But how could I compare myself to Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar? They have completely different characteristics than mine. I repeat, it depends on the criteria. “
Jorginho also returned with humor to his missed shot against England on Sunday night. “Everything was planned, he laughed. I knew Donnarumma would stop the next one.” And to develop a little more seriously: “I always give everything I have for the team, but unfortunately sometimes it is not enough. When I missed my shot, then the world fell on me, because I wanted to give the victory to Italy. Fortunately we have this phenomenon in the goals which saved me … “