There is no better connoisseur of a footballer than his own coach. This is the case of the former footballer Gianfranco Zola with Jorge. The Italian coached, as Sarri’s assistant during his time at Chelsea, the current winner of the Euro, with whom he won a Europa League with the Blues.
In an interview with the newspaper ‘AS’, the ex-Chelsea striker wanted to highlight the role of the midfielder, both at club and at international level.
Regarding the Ballon d’Or, the current coach has no doubts that the winner of the last Champions League deserves it: “Giving it to Jorge would be deserved, because in the teams where he plays he brings a lot: concretion, balance, rhythm … I was lucky to have him at Chelsea and I can attest to the work he does on the pitch. It would be a well-deserved trophy, not only for his high level performances, but also for the clubs where he has played, “Zola said.
He also highlighted the work of Leo Messi, who is the big favorite in the 2021 Ballon d’Or race: “Normally it is awarded to an attacking player who scores a lot of goals. In this case, Messi has done amazing things for his national team for the first time, which is sure not to go unnoticed. “