Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has said that playing against Napoli in the Europa League final this season would be a dream. The Blues are currently favourites to advance to the semi-finals of Europe’s second-tier club competition after securing a 1-0 Quarter-Final victory against Slavia Praha last week.
Napoli meanwhile have some work to do if they want to advance to the semi-finals of the competition after falling to a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates against Arsenal last week. There is no doubt that Napoli will have a close place in the heart of Jorginho. The player along with manager Maurizio Sarri arrived from the Serie A club last summer. It was at Napoli that Jorginho went on to establish himself as a quality footballer.
During his time with the Serie A giants, he went on to make 133 League appearances, scoring two goals. Jorginho is one of the favourites of Sarri. This has been seen this season. Sarri has taken the controversial decision of deploying the Italian in the holding midfield role and playing N’Golo Kante in a more advanced role and outside of his natural position.
This has been a major source of criticism for Sarri as Kante excelled in the holding midfield role and helped Leicester City and the Blues to win League titles whilst playing in the position. Speaking about Napoli’s defeat against Arsenal last week, Jorginho told Football Italia: “I don’t think it’s over yet,”
“Napoli still have a chance. The San Paolo will certainly play its part. They can still do it.
“It would be a dream to face them in Baku.”
The Europa League may be Chelsea’s best chance of qualifying for next seasons Champions League. It is a tournament which they must take seriously and go all-out to win this season. Failure to qualify for next seasons Champions League will likely result in Sarri being sacked.