Jorginho deserves the Golden Ball, says Zola
Former Italian striker Gianfranco Zola believes Chelsea midfielder Jorginho deserves to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Because of what he has to offer to his teams on the pitch.
The race for the Golden Ball has already begun and Jorginho has been mentioned as one of the favorites recently. Thanks to the triumph with Chelsea in the Champions League and with Italy in the 2020 European Championship.
And former Chelsea and Italy striker Zola thinks he deserves it instead of Lionel Messi. Who had a fantastic individual season winning the America’s Cup with Argentina.
“The midfielder deserves the Golden Ball. He brings balance and rhythm to his teams. I was lucky to have him at Chelsea, I was Maurizio Sarri’s assistant. I know what he offers.” said Zola.
“He deserves it not only because he has played at a high level individually. But also because the teams he has played for have been excellent. This must be taken into account.” he added.
His words echoed the demand of Lorenzo Insigne of Naples and Italy that he should be in the race to win the Golden Ball.
“It’s right to talk about it. I hope he is on the list for the Golden Ball. He deserves it.” said Insigne.