Italy’s Jorginho previews Switzerland game: “They’re a great team, we’ll definitely have to be careful.”

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During a press conference from the Italy camp, Chelsea man Jorginho discussed the team’s upcoming opponents in Switzerland on Wednesday, as well as touching on his own style of play and influences. The midfielder also had a word for Christian Eriksen, after the Inter man collapsed during yesterday’s Denmark-Finland fixture.

“Yesterday we saw our next opponents, Switzerland, in their game against Wales.They’re a great team, they’re organised, they’ve been led by the same manager for years and we’ll definitely have to be careful.”

“My game is made up of passes which look to unhinge the opposing defence’s mechanisms. They might often seem ‘basic’, but you have to see what happens after that play. I’ve got to this level thanks to the managers who I’ve met along the way and the team-mates I’ve had in my career – I’ve always looked to observe and improve, looking at criticism in a constructive way without beating myself up about it.”

On who his footballing role models were

“When I was young I watched the great forwards and was inspired by them. Then, at the age of 13, my manager placed me further back, from attack into midfield, in front of the defence. From that moment on I began to watch a lot of Pirlo and Xavi to try and learn from their movement on the pitch.”

On Christian Eriksen

“What happened left everyone in shock. In those moments I was thinking about his teammates, his family and his wife, who was right there on the pitch. I can only wish him the best of luck and tell him to stay strong.”

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