Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed that Maurizio Sarri has several superstitions as manager, which include not touching the ball when it goes out for a throw-in.
The 26-year-old has built a strong relationship with the Blues manager after playing under Sarri for three years at Napoli before following him to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Jorginho has showed his worth since making the switch from the Serie A after marshalling the midfield for Chelsea along with Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.
However, when asked about his manager’s little quirks, the Brazilian-born midfielder revealed that he has so many that it would be hard to keep count of.
‘We can be here until tomorrow talking about the manager’s superstitions,’ Jorginho told The Times.
The personal relationship between player and manager hasn’t gone unnoticed in the dressing room, however.
The two are often seen laughing and joking together since making their arrival in July, which has led to some of the Chelsea squad playfully labelling Jorginho as ‘Sarri’s son’.
Jorginho’s playing fantastically at the moment,’ Hazard said. ‘He controls the midfield. He likes the ball. He had the confidence with the manager already because he played with him before.
‘He knows the manager. In the dressing room, we say that Sarri is the father of Jorginho because they always talk and laugh together, but I understand why because Jorginho is a fantastic player. He makes life simple for us, the right ball at the right moment.’
The Blues have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and are currently unbeaten in the league.
Sarri and his side travel to Southampton on Sunday and could go joint-top of the table should Liverpool draw at home to Manchester City.