Chelsea did things the hard way on Thursday night, beating Frankfurt on penalties at Stamford Bridge after a 1-1 draw, and fans were blown away by the skills of midfielder Jorginho.
He hasn’t always had the adoration of the supporters this season, with many criticising the player for not looking forward enough.
However, he was brilliant on Thursday night and there was one bit of skill in particular that had the Chelsea fans purring with delight.
He performed a beautiful drag-back, spinning 180 degrees as he did to start a Chelsea counter-attack that earned him the Skill of the Day from UEFA.
But it wasn’t just that. He showcased his entire skillset at Stamford Bridge, especially in the first-half, and showed why Sarri had splashed out over £50million on the Italian in the summer.
One fan called for him to be captain next season while another said it was time for fans to admit there were wrong about him.
Another supporter pointed out his little jump before cooly putting his spot-kick away in the shootout hailing the player’s “audacity”.
Here are the best reactions from Chelsea fans:
Wow, Jorginho did some special sh*t to start that counter.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 9, 2019
I think it's time for the majority of Chelsea fans to just admit they were wrong about Jorginho. You better hurry up though, this train is leaving soon. pic.twitter.com/fpthhV4I0G
— Tarik (@TarikCFC) May 9, 2019
The audacity from Jorginho to do that wee jump before he hits it ???? pic.twitter.com/BUcN2i0sD9
— // (@RM___________) May 10, 2019
Jorginho is actually the 2nd most important player at the Club.
He’s vital to how we play, top class at what he does, dictates and motives the team and he’s massive for morale. All of the teammates go straight to him after scoring.
— C A R E F R E E • #SarriIN (@CarefreeEdition) May 10, 2019
Kepa was the penalty hero, Loftus-Cheek scored the goal but my man of the match is without doubt, Jorginho. pic.twitter.com/B94wMmdW2D
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) May 9, 2019
Jorginho for sure, unbelievable desire.
— ? (@CFCBrano) May 9, 2019
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
Unpopular opinion: Jorginho for Captain next season.
— Baz (@CFCBazza) May 9, 2019
Now that my euphoria has gone down a bit.. Can we talk about Jorginho’s performance.
Man was everywhere for the entire 120 minutes. Another magical performance from him, and scored his penalty. 10/10 performance from him. Building confidence for next season. pic.twitter.com/JQrSEOCOWR
— • (@Chelsea_Related) May 9, 2019
Jorginho with yet ANOTHER top class performance, topped off with an Ice-Cold penalty to finish it off. What a player we've got on our hands, shocking how he is still underrated by a lot of the fanbase.
— FutbolChelsea (@FutbolCheIsea) May 9, 2019