Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel praised Jorginho after beating Leeds United. Tuchel admitted, Jorginho was willing to play in the middle of an injury in the match.
Chelsea managed to beat Leeds in the Premier League with a score of 3-2. The match took place at Stamford Bridge, Saturday (11/12) night WIB.
Chelsea could only ensure victory when the game entered extra time. It was Jorginho who decided the Blues’ victory.
The 29-year-old player scored a goal through a penalty. Jorginho previously also scored from the 12th point in the 58th minute.
Tuchel admits that Jorginho has now become an important element in the team.
“He is very important. Jorgi has been sacrificing himself for weeks,” Tuchel told the club’s official website.
Tuchel also revealed that Jorginho played against Leeds in an unfit condition. Therefore, Tuchel took his hat off to the Italian midfielder.
“It’s not just a physical effort but a mental one and then Jorgi also didn’t have pre-season and started a Super Cup game straight away so I know we’ll arrive at some point in the season where he doesn’t feel his body is fully fit.”
“He realized the situation that we missed Kovacic and N’Golo so he sacrificed himself and gave his best.”
Jorginho made the difference with two penalties. According to Tuhcel, Jorginho really deserved it after playing with pain.
it’s not easy to score two penalties in one game,” he added.