Willian has called out to the fans that they should not be so hard on Jorginho.
“I think this is unfair from them,” he said. “Of course I don’t want to stay here talking about this situation but when they do that we don’t feel good inside the pitch.
“Even when the players aren’t in a good moment or don’t play well, we need the fans to support us until the end of the game. Jorginho is very important for us, a very good player, we know his quality, so we just need to continue to play in the same way.”
Jorginho is seen as a teacher’s pet in the situation under Sarri and the Italian coach never drops the midfielder no matter the performance – according to public opinion. However, the players in the camp do not feel so and Jorginho himself said he is not a teacher’s favourite.
“I’m not special,” he told The Sun. “No, I’m a normal player. I don’t want to be special, it’s not good. It’s perfect to be the same as everyone else. I don’t want to be the special one.
“Even if they do think I am Sarri’s man, I want to show why Sarri likes me. So, I want to show them I am a good player and they are wrong to have that attitude towards me.
“I have a normal relationship with him, a relationship between two professionals. I don’t go out for dinner with him, I don’t go around to his house.
“Our work is very professional and he speaks and explains what he wants me to do. I try to understand that and do my best for the team.
“I don’t consider myself to be his golden boy. I just think that I am a player who can help him to do the things he wants to do.
“I am just a player like everyone else. He has certainly let me know what he thinks! He has shouted at me, told me I was getting some things wrong .and that is it, I am just a normal player like everyone else.
“I am very calm, because I know how hard I am working and how much effort I am putting in. I accept their [the fans’] views but don’t share them. I respect their opinion and that gives me strength.
“I listen, I stay calm and work hard and I try to pay them back for their support on the pitch, by trying to do better.
“The fans are entitled to have their opinion of course, to be supporters and to think whatever they like. I respect that and it also gives me strength to work more to change their views on me.”