Italy head coach, Roberto Mancini, has backed Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
Mancini believes Jorginho deserves the Ballon d’ Or because the 29-year-old has won the Champions League and the Euro 2020, adding that it would be ‘strange’ if he didn’t win it.
Jorginho was recently named among the 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or.
When quizzed about the five Italy players nominated for the Ballon d’ Or, Mancini was quoted by Goal as telling reporters, “They are there because they are good, not because of me.
“Jorginho should, in my opinion, win the Ballon d’Or.
“He has won everything and deserves it a lot. It would seem strange to me otherwise.”
Jorginho will battle Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, among others for the prestigious prize.
The winner of this year’s Ballon d’ Or will be announced on November 29.
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