The Classy playmaker has continued to catch the eye at Euro2020, but He says collective success means more to him than individual recognition.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has played down talk of him coming into Ballon d’Or contention, with the Italy international prioritising collective success over individual honours.
The classy playmaker is currently chasing down Euro 2020 glory with his country and has helped the Azzurri to book a quarter-final showdown with Belgium in that competition.
If Italy were to claim a presitigous continental prize, with Jorginho figuring prominently in that triumph, then He could force his way into the picture for a Golden Ball.
What has been said?
Lorenzo Insigne has already suggested that Jorginho should be in that debate, but a 2021 Champions League winner is reluctant to put himself in the frame.
He has told reporters when asked about a Ballon d’Or bid: “I don’t think about it.
“Everything that is happening is the consequence of hard work.
“My priority is the group and celebrating together with my team-mates and friends. This is more beautiful than celebrating alone.”
Who has talked Jorginho up?
He is also an integral cog in Mancini’s well-oiled Italy machine, with composure on the ball allowing him to tick things over for club and country.