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Jorginho Discusses His Ballon d'Or Nomination Ahead of Award Ceremony

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Chelsea's Jorginho has opened up on his nomination for the 2021 Ballon d'Or following a successful campaign for both club and country.

The Italian midfielder lifted the UEFA Champions League back in May before securing a Euro 2020 title the following month.

Speaking with the Telegraph, Jorginho discussed his nomination for Europe's most prestige individual award.

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“It’s, if I had to say a word, unreal,” said Jorginho. “Because my dream was just to be a professional footballer and then things started to happen and I kept believing and working really hard.”

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“It’s hard to keep it (thoughts about the Ballon d’Or) out because there’s a lot going on about it and a lot of people saying these things, which I appreciate a lot,” he said. “But I try to not think that much because then I lose focus on other important things we are fighting for. I just try to wait and see what’s going to happen.”

The 29-year-old will be hoping that he has done enough to win the award after a fantastic season under Thomas Tuchel last campaign, rounded off with being crowned a double European Champion.

However, he faces tough competition with the likes of Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe amongst the favourites.


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