Jorginho has claimed that Chelsea teammate Mateo Kovacic always surprises him with his dribbling. Kovacic, who cost the Blues £40million, is one of the several top quality midfielders currently playing at Stamford Bridge.
Kovacic recently suffered a hamstring injury that has seen him miss the last few games. For him, the international break may have come at the right time to give him more to recover.
A big part of his game is centred around his ability to dribble forward at pace and break opposition’s lines. With the Croatian in the kind of form he’s been in this season, it’s easy for Chelsea to attack teams with speed and precision.
Jorginho has admitted Kovacic still baffles him with the way he keeps possession in certain situation. He told the Champions Journal:
“Mateo Kovacic is more of a playmaker with more technical skills to advance in small spaces, someone who enjoys having the ball at his feet. He’s more about creating play than Kante, who is there for stopping the opposition, even though Kante does a lot of playmaking too with all his speed and those quick legs of his. He’ll thrust in between two opponents, and when I think he’s lost it, no, he’s done it again. He never misses the ball."
Kovacic remains desperately underrated by people outside of Chelsea. The midfield talent has been shining this season at Stamford Bridge, with five Premier League assists already under his belt. Tuchel hailed the importance of Kovacic, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante last month.