Winner of the Champions League and the Euro in 2021, Jorginho believes in his chances for the Ballon d’Or.
D-37. On November 29, France Football will unveil the name of the Ballon d’Or 2021. With several favorites: Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and of course Jorginho, winner of the two major trophies of the year. The Champions League with Chelsea, then the Euro with Italy.
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If he did not necessarily shine with goals or assists, the midfielder had a more than important role in both teams, and it is logical that some, like his coach Robert Mancini, already imagine him obtaining the most prestigious of individual awards.
“Everyone talks about it and tells me that I deserve it”
And by dint of hearing his name cited among the favorites, the Chelsea control tower begins to really believe in his chances … “It’s hard not to think about the Ballon d’Or because everyone talks about it and tells me that I deserve it, which I appreciate a lot”, Jorginho said in an interview with The Telegraph.
“If I had to choose a word to describe all of this, I would say unreal. To be able to claim the Ballon d’Or is already hard and rare”, concluded the former Napoli, who still remains less well placed than the other favorites in the polls.