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Jorginho gives his Ballon d'Or pick; snubs Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jorginho enjoyed a brilliant 2020/21 season for both club and country
Jorginho enjoyed a brilliant 2020/21 season for both club and country / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has given his pick for the 2021 Ballon d'Or award snubbing the likes of Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah by revealing that he would vote for Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne.

Jorginho who was named in the Ballon d'Or shortlist after leading Chelsea to the Champions League last season and Italy to the European Championships joked that he would vote for himself if he got the chance,

"If I don’t vote for me, who will? I want to have at least one vote! Just kidding. I believe I’d vote for Kevin de Bruyne for everything he’s been doing and for the beautiful football he’s been showing in recent years. For those who like football, it’s great to see him play because he understands football, he is a player with above-average intelligence," he told ESPN Brasil.

The Italian has also opened up on how he has been able to adapt his game since arriving in England, learning how to deal with physical contact and intensity.

"I’ve always tried to put my game in the Premier League, not the other way around. I learned the issue of physical contact and intensity. I put it in my style, because I don’t have the physical build to want to go into the Premier League style of running and brawling. I get this, I try to insert it into my style of play," he concluded.

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