Chelsea star Jorginho has given a pretty good interview to ESPN Brasil this week, talking about his past, his time at Napoli, the move to Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri.
There have also been some interesting emotional bits when the player recalled his struggles to get to this point of his career.
It started with the first question asked by reporter João Castelo Branco, which was about the video that went viral in which the player’s mother, who used to be a housekeeper in Brazil, sees his shirts for sale at the club’s store for the first time.
“It was a fantastic thing that I will never forget”, Jorginho told ESPN. “Sometimes I still watch the video and I won’t get tired of watching that video. I think for her, getting to Chelsea was surreal for her, for me too (laughs). Because when I was a child, who could have imagined that I could go that far?
“In that moment she saw my shirt, she thought of everything I went through to get here, everything she went through, everything our family went through. I believe that all the emotion inside her came at that moment, and it was wonderful to see her overflow with that emotion, you know? It was fantastic.”
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The midfielder was quizzed if there’s something that could have made him stop playing, and has claimed that his hardest years where when he was still a teenager.
“Before going to Italy, in my 13 to 15 years, I went to play in a project. And I think that was the most difficult time for me. It was one, two, sometimes three months without going home. No money too.”
“Things like in the cold, in winter, not having hot water to shower. Have to eat the same food for three days. Things like that for a child of 13, 14 years old, are not easy. It was complicated, but I think it was all worth it, and I would go through it all again. I’d go through it all again.”
Jorginho also talked about his choice to play for Italy instead of Brazil, and was asked if it’s true that he eats spaghetti for breakfast: “It’s kind of weird, right, man?. But I grew up in Italy, too, I arrived at the age of 15. So there are also some Italian mores inside me. So… it’s working, I’m happy like this (laughs).”