Chelsea midfielder explains how he combines the Italian and Brazilian parts of his character.
It has been a great week forJorginho
as he raised the Champions League trophy and now prepares for Euro 2020.
Each of us will bring so much energy and enthusiasm into the tournament,”
Jorginho told RAI Sport.
“It’s not just about what I achieved with my club, but this is also my first major competition with Italy and I really want to do well.
“Italy suffered so much during the pandemic and I think this sport can bring some joy back to the people. We hope to give that to our fans this summer.
“At moments like the Champions League Final, I close my eyes and think back to everything I went through to follow my dream and reach this point.”
Italy are drawn in Group A with Turkey, Switzerland and Wales.
“Mancini was so important in my career, as he showed great faith in me. We deserve to be where we are now, but must also keep our feet on the ground, because there’s so much more to be done.”
The 29 years old was born in Brazil but moved to Italy for the Hellas Verona Youth Academy.
“I feel that I’ve got the Brazilian technique with the ball, but the Italian mentality to always train hard and win.”