Lorenzo Insigne names Chelsea star a shock Ballon d'Or nominee

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho deserves to be shortlisted for Ballon d’Or.

The Italian midfielder enjoyed a majestic second half of the 2020-21 season under new boss Thomas Tuchel and was instrumental in the club’s Champions League success.

His club teammate N’Golo Kante has widely been praised for his performances last season with many seeing him win the Ballon d’Or this time around.

Jorginho’s national teammate Lorenzo Insigne believes Jorginho “deserves” to be shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or.

Insigne hopes to see his countryman in the running too.

“We have quality players. You talked about Jorginho and it’s correct,” Insigne said in response to a question about whether Jorginho would deserve the Ballon d’Or.

“He had spent some fantastic years at Chelsea and I am proud to have him in our team.

“I’m not the one deciding if he deserves the Ballon d’Or, but I hope he’ll be shortlisted, he deserves so, he is a great player. I call him the professor and we are all happy to play with him.”


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