‘We can’t create how we did and score just two goals’: Jorginho demands ruthless mentality from team-mates ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Lille
Jorginho has insisted that Chelsea must be more clinical in front of goal if they are to pick up their first Champions League points of the season.
The Blues travel to the north of France to face Lille on Wednesday night and will be hoping to build on their 2-0 win over Brighton this weekend.
It was Frank Lampard’s first home win as manager but the Chelsea boss may have been concerned with his side’s lack of efficiency in front of goal, after they failed to convert any of their 17 shots in the first half.
Jorginho has demanded his Chelsea team-mates be more clinical in front of goal against Lille
It took strikes from Willian and Jorginho in the second half to wrap up the points but the Italian midfielder insists they must be more ruthless if they’re going to walk away with three points against the French side.
‘It is important because we needed to create a lot [to score against Brighton], but I think we need to be better because we can’t create how we did and score just two goals,’ Jorginho told The Evening Standard.
‘These [Champions League] games, you can’t make a mistake because every team is very good.
‘They [opponents] can create just one chance and can score. So we need to be more strong with our mentality to defend.’
Chelsea spurned a lot of chances against Brighton before Jorginho and Willian scored
N’Golo Kante suffered a fresh hamstring injury in the build-up to Saturday’s win over the Seagulls, a further setback after a sprained ankle saw him miss three games earlier in the season.
The Frenchman is set to be be sidelined again and will most likely miss out on Chelsea’s clash on Wednesday.
Lampard, however, is determined to get Kante back to full fitness and won’t rush him back into action.
He said: ‘My feeling is that he has played a lot and that’s because he has been so successful and so important to the teams he has been in. At the minute, he has injuries.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante won’t be rushed back from his latest injury setback
‘This little niggle he had is a small, small injury. We just need to get it right. We are just careful and it is my duty to work with him. The medical team are working so hard with him.
‘I have been there as a player and, if you miss a pre-season through an injury in particular, then you are playing catch-up. At the moment he is playing catch-up and that’s no fault of his own. He has played four seasons now full-on, game after game with international tournaments.
‘So, it is right to be a bit careful. Let’s be happy. We got a result here, we are doing okay. With N’Golo, when we do get him to where we want him to be, we will be stronger with him.’