Chelsea midfielder Jorginho declined to discuss his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.
After playing a key role in helping Les Bleus win the Champions League last season, the 29-year-old went on to add a Euro 2020 winner’s medal to his collection after the success of the penalty shootout in the l ‘Italy v England on Sunday night.
As a result, Jorginho – along with Chelsea teammate Emerson Palmieri – is a two-time European champion.
Hence the fact that the midfielder is said to be in the race to win the Ballon d’Or – the annual football prize that rewards the best player in the world after an impressive year 2021.
It hasn’t been since 2008 that a Premier League player has won the award and it was Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, while Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was Lionel Messi’s runner-up in 2019.
So, could Jorginho end this fruitless race?
Well, when asked to potentially emulate the Portugal superstar and effectively become the Premier League’s ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’, the midfielder didn’t want to say too much.
“Nahh! Next question ! “He replied speaking to beIN Sports after the Euro 2020 final.” I don’t want to talk about that, I don’t think about it.
“I just wanna enjoy the moment with these guys.”
The summer window is officially open and the Blues can now look to build on European glory and strengthen the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.
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If Jorginho were to win the Ballon d’Or, a lot of credit goes to Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The 29-year-old has established himself as a key player since the German’s appointment in January, exceeding expectations in a two-man midfielder, often alongside N’Golo Kante.
But judging from his comments, it seems Jorginho isn’t too concerned with individual rewards and prefers to enjoy success as a member of a team.