Coach Roberto Mancini sends Chelsea midfielder Jorginho home from Italy squad!.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been allowed to miss Italy’s upcoming friendly with USA. The midfielder started as Italy were held to a 0-0 draw against Portugal in the UEFA Nations League but it seems this is as far as his international exertions will go during the break. Jorginho featured for the full 90 minutes on Saturday night, but the 26-year-old has been spared a second international appearance in quick succession.
The former Napoli man has been given permission to return to Stamford Bridge, with Italy manager Roberto Mancini happy to make changes for Tuesday’s meeting with USA. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has previously suggested that Jorginho has played too much football this season, with 20 appearances having been made for club and country since August 5.
Italy manager Roberto Mancini will rest Chelsea star Jorginho in his side’s fixture against USA on Tuesday night, according to a report from Football London. It’s claimed that the Azzurri boss has informed Jorginho that he can leave his international duties early as he is not needed for the national team’s friendly clash during the week. Jorginho has been a vital cog in Maurizio Sarri’s system at Chelsea, as he was for the manager during the pair’s time at Napoli, and this news is sure to come as a boost to the Blues boss.
Chelsea face an important Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and will be keen to have Jorginho ready and available for selection. The development is a boost for Chelsea ahead of Saturday’s London derby with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.