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Jorginho Opens Up About His Chances of Winning Ballon d'Or

Ali Shibil Roshan
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Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho has opened up about his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.

The 29-year-old is considered by many as a contender for the Ballon d'Or after he played a key role for Chelsea in their Champions League winning campaign and helped Italy to Euro 2020 title.

Jorginho says his chances of winning the coveted award depend on its criteria, and insists if it's based on the titles won, no one has won more than he has this season.

"We all have dreams," Jorginho said when asked of his chances, as quoted by Marca. "But I'll be honest, it depends on the criteria a decision is made based on.

"If we're talking about talent then I know I'm not the best in the world. But if it's going on titles, then nobody has won more than I have this season.

"How could I compare myself to Messi, Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo? They've completely different characteristics to me. But, I repeat, it depends on the criteria."

Meanwhile, it is Lionel Messi, who is considered as the favourite to win the next Ballon d'Or, with th Argentine having been impressive for Barcelona in the 20/21 season. Messi also recently won his first international trophy with Argentina as they defeated Brazil in the final to clinch the Copa America title.