Sky pundit compares Chelsea midfielder to former Spurs player

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Dom Le Roy

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Chelsea midfielder Jorginho reminds him a former Tottenham Hotspur player.

Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Watford yesterday afternoon, Redknapp drew comparisons between the 27-year-old and Luka Modric.

Jorginho has impressed under Frank Lampard this season with his performances showing a significant improvement compared to last season under former boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Brazilian had an evening to forget last November when Heung-min Son scored a brilliant goal.

The Spurs forward picked the ball up on the halfway line, outpaced Jorginho and raced past David Luiz before coolly rolling the ball into the net to help Mauricio Pochettino’s side secure a 3-1 victory.

Redknapp explained his Modric comparison by suggesting that both players may not score many goals or provide assists, but they are able to play key passes in midfield.

Redknapp told Sky Sports Premier League on 2/11/19 from 7:30pm: “He (Jorginho) has probably thought if he would be surplus to requirements but it has been completely the opposite. He has been brilliant since he has come in because he stands up, makes challenges, he intercepts the ball and probably doesn’t get the credit because he doesn’t make the pass or the assist as often as some do.

“But it was a bit like Luka Modric when he was in the Premier League. We all thought he doesn’t score many goals, he doesn’t get many assists, but he makes the pass that makes the pass and I have been so impressed with him again this season.”

Opinion

Jorginho has a long way to go before he can be compared to Modric who was consistently superb whilst at White Hart Lane.  Just because the Chelsea player has had two decent months, he is still a way off Modric’s standard.

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