Man City and Chelsea lock horns in Community Shield

Aug 04, 2018, 05:23
Man City and Chelsea lock horns in Community Shield

"We thought it [Jorginho] was done, but at the last turn, he chose to go to Chelsea".

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri swooped in at the last minute to bring Jorginho to Stamford Bridge from Napoli.

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: "Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost". He has no visa and we will try to convince the federation to allow him to stay. But we will work for this target. "Congratulations to him [for his new contract] and thanks to him for his trust to stay with us for longer".

Pick up the Wembley 1999 inspired strip at the City Store! Sure, he said, "Come to England", every coach in this moment wants to work in England. "We can not deny there are more contenders - Chelsea, United, Tottenham, they have excellent players and that's why no team has back to back in 10 years". But in the end, Jorginho decided [to join Chelsea].

The news of his new deal, as it must these days, came with an inventive announcement video. "England is going to discover an exceptional holding midfielder".

Others will be missing, however, with Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling not due to start training until Monday after the World Cup delayed their summer break.

Many of his first team only returned this week, but record signing Riyad Mahrez is available after shaking off an ankle injury picked up in the United States while youngsters Phil Foden, Eric Garcia and Brahim Diaz, who impressed in preseason, could be part of the squad.

"Guardiola told me here in England that it is very hard, the level is very high", said Sarri, who declared his desire to remain at Chelsea for a decade. I saw three games [of Chelsea] in pre-season and he got it.

At this venue, in May, Antonio Conte won the FA Cup and found it was not enough to keep his job having trailed in 30 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League and upset the players.

"We can not deny there are more contenders, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, they have excellent players".