By Daniel Sandford
15th August 2019,
Chelsea’s kit staff were left red-faced when midfielder Jorginho’s name was spelled incorrectly.
The midfielder, who was known as ‘Jorghino’ for the duration of the Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.
While he wore his usual no.5, closer inspection showed the error stamped across his back, which had clearly gone unnoticed by the player.
It made no difference to the 27-year-old, who was excellent in Istanbul and coolly converted a penalty deep into extra-time to bring Chelsea level and force a penalty shoot-out, which they lost 5-4.
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Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri to England from Napoli last summer and afterwards distanced himself from former boss Maurizio Sarri, who he arrived at the club with from Napoli in 2018.
“I was a little sad seeing people thinking I arrived here only because of the coach [Sarri]” he told Brazilian broadcaster Esporte Interativo afterwards.
“I arrived here because of my hard work, my day to day work, my sacrifices.
“It’s a challenge for me to show the fans that thanks to my work it’s why I got here.
“I want to take this opportunity to have a good season and also for my name to be recognised by Jorginho who plays for Chelsea, not Jorginho who only works with Sarri.”
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