Thursday July 25 2019
Jorginho: More Lampard freedom

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says playing under Frank Lampard has given him ‘more freedom and creativity’ compared to Maurizio Sarri.

Jorginho played in a three-man midfield under Sarri but has since adapted to Lampard’s double pivot, providing an assist during Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Barcelona on Tuesday.

“My characteristics are to control the game, stay in the middle and organise the team but I can adapt as well,” the Italy international told his club’s official website.

“It’s new for me and it will take a little bit of time but I like it and we are working well. I have more space to create and I’m more free so I can do many things with my creativity.

“Last season we had three midfielders and now we have two so we need to run a lot but I think we can do a lot of good things like this.”

The 27-year-old had become renowned for his close working relationship with Sarri, amidst speculation he could possibly follow the Coach to Juventus, but he insists he is committed to the Blues.

“Sarri was my manager and we worked together for four years but now is another chapter.

“He has left and I am staying here at Chelsea. I’m very happy in London, I have a long contract and I hope to be here for a long time.

“I learnt a lot last season in terms of the intensity and to be aggressive in our system so I believe I can help my teammates a lot this year.

“We want to win every game and we have to try to do this. We have to think only about the next game and then the next game and then the next game and see what happens.”

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