8:06am, September 6th, 2018
CHELSEA midfielder Jorginho has admitted it is “impossible” not to miss former club Napoli and insists he wants to return to Serie A later in his career.
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The 26-year-old followed former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge in July, completing a joint-£57million move to west London.
Just as he was a vital cog in Sarri’s eye-catching Napoli side, Jorginho is already an integral member of the Italian’s Chelsea side - who boast four wins from four to start the season.
While Sarri has chopped and changed with some of his other midfielders such as Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley, Jorginho has established himself as a key player alongside N’Golo Kante.
Jorginho, also previously linked with Manchester City and Liverpool, had enjoyed a five-season stay in Naples where he blossomed into one of the best midfielders in Italy.
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Jorginho wants to go back to Italy after his spell with Chelsea
And the Brazilian-born ace has plans to return to Italy later on down the line as he opened up to reporters about his move to Chelsea while on international duty.
“There were various things behind my departure from Napoli," Jorginho told reporters while previewing Italy’s Nations League clash with Poland tomorrow (7.45pm).
"The will of just one party is not enough. Serie A will always be one of the best leagues in the world. I hope to go back one day.
"There's a difference in tempo and physicality between English and Italian football. However, you can't not miss a magnificent place such as Napoli.
Jorginho was speaking to reporters at an Italy national team press conference.
Jorginho has taken little time to adjust to playing in England
Serie A will always be one of the best leagues in the world. I hope to go back one day.
"To understand the difference with the infrastructure in England you have to experience it. At Cobham, we have 38 pitches. Enough said.
"Sarri is enjoying his adventure in England but he's not changing much, he's sticking to his habits."
Jorginho has been key in helping Sarri to implement his possession-based brand of football.
He completed 158 passes during Chelsea’s win at Newcastle United, just nine short of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan's all-time Premier League record set last season.
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