Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has accepted that fans have a right to criticise him when he performs badly, but insists he can win his critics over with a series of good performances.
Maurizio Sarri brought Jorginho from Napoli to Stamford Bridge during the summer, and the Italian has been a vital part of Sarri's attempts to instil his methods on the Chelsea squad. However, many fans have grown frustrated with Jorginho, even booing the midfielder at times, as they feel his lack of creativity is becoming a problem for the team.
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Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Jorginho confessed that he is aware of the criticism, but does not let the fans' negativity impact him.
He said: "
"I am calm because fans are like that: when you don't win, they complain. They have the right to complain, but I remained calm. I will continue to do my job and, without doubt, I believe I can show my worth and change their minds."
The 27-year-old is always heavily involved in matches, using his composure and passing skills to help Chelsea control possession. However, he is yet to register an assist for the Blues, which has left many supporters wanting more from the Italian.
His role in the side has been the subject of much debate, as his inclusion in the team has seen N'Golo Kante move into a more advanced position. Chelsea have regularly looked disorganised in defence, leading to calls for Sarri to switch Jorginho and Kante's roles in the team.
Jorginho was one of many Chelsea players to impress against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final defeat on Sunday, although it was his missed penalty which gifted City the advantage in the penalty shootout.
The Italian insisted that he did not dwell on his missed effort, saying: