Jorginho explains how Tuchel inspired instant turnaround at Chelsea

Date published: Saturday 27th February 2021 5:40 - Samuel Bannister

Jorginho believes new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel already knows how to get the best out of the squad’s characteristics.

Tuchel is yet to taste defeat since replacing Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hotseat last month. He has overseen two draws and six wins.

Chelsea’s revival under Tuchel has put them back in contention for a Champions League place. Several of their players are producing better form again.

Jorginho has started six of Chelsea’s eight games under Tuchel so far. He came on as a substitute in one more, with the only game he has missed under the new boss so far being the FA Cup win over Barnsley.

The Italy international has cemented his place in the side, usually in a midfield partnership with Mateo Kovacic.

With renewed confidence, Jorginho has now explained how Tuchel has been able to make such an instant impact.

“I’m very happy because the team is doing very well, working hard, trying to understand what the coach wants,” Jorginho told Chelsea’s official website. “I think it’s the right way to move forward.

“He understood the characteristics of the players and the way he wants to play is good for our characteristics. So he understood that and he’s trying to give us the advice and the right way to work and then the results are coming.”

Another figure who has been key to Jorginho getting back to his best has been midfield partner Kovacic.

Explaining his understanding with the Croatian international, Jorginho highlighted why they are a perfect fit next to each other.

“I have a very good relationship with him because we think the same way about football, we understand each other,” he said.

“We know what we want to do, what each other wants to do. So I find it quite easy playing with him because we think the same way.

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“We know who needs to be in that position in that moment so we leave space for each other in the right moment. We cover each other’s backs; we understand when we need to be close to each other and when we don’t.

“That’s what I was saying when I said we understand each other and think the same way. We understand the right moment to close the space or find a one-two or just to give space for him to drive the ball, because he has the ability to do that.

“I know when he needs that space to drive forward or when he’s a bit in trouble and needs help.”

Jorginho motivated for Man Utd clash

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The toughest test of Tuchel’s unbeaten start yet will come on Sunday when Chelsea host second-placed Manchester United.

A win would lift the Blues into the top four and cut the gap with United to just three points. Hence, Jorginho is highly motivated for the match.

“Playing every game is very motivating, but when you have a big game like this it’s even more so,” he said. “It will be a tough game, against a very hard opponent. It will not be easy.

“I think the best way is always to defend well because when you defend well and don’t concede, then you can create chances because of the qualities of the group. We need to keep defending very well and then try to score when we have a chance.”

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