Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has admitted that his side are ‘a bit soft’ and has questioned their ‘mentality’ when playing at Stamford Bridge.
In recent weeks, the Blues have lost to the likes of West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton, all at home, while having picked up notable away victories against Spurs and Arsenal, with Frank Lampard’s side seemingly having regressed following their impressive early-season form.
Yesterday, we brought you quotes from Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma who questioned the clubs ‘motivation’ against the division’s so-called smaller sides, and now midfielder Jorginho has also questioned their ‘mentality’, admitting that Lampard’s young side have become ‘a bit soft’.
“It’s easier away,” said Jorginho, as per the Guardian. “For mentality, it’s easy because you know you have to fight. Sometimes you go on the pitch, when you play at home, a bit soft and that I think we have to change.
“It’s quite hard to win away, especially when it’s a derby and the feeling is crazy. But now we need to change our minds and win at home as well because we are losing too many points.
“Maybe it’s because you have more space, they are not just defending and they try to play.
“Sometimes we play teams that don’t want to play, just defend and make counterattacks and it’s harder to find space. We need to work hard to break that.
“You should push and break the lines, run more behind the lines. Sometimes we don’t do that, we want to play ball into feet and maybe we could change that. And again I say mentality.”
Chelsea have a chance to test their mentality on New Year’s Day when they take the short trip to the South Coast to face 14th placed Brighton.