Former Napoli midfielder Jorginho is enjoying life at Chelsea but admits “I miss the sun, the food, and the warmth of the people” in Naples.
The Italian international followed Coach Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge this summer, and has so far completed more passes than anyone in the Premier League.
“My transfer to Chelsea was the choice made by both sides,” Jorginho said in today’s Press conference at Coverciano.
“We agreed for my good and that of the two clubs. Sarri was important to me, he has his habits and is working to change things, but he’s doing well and the results speak for that.
“The differences between the Premier League and Serie A? You have to experience it to understand, there’s a training centre with 38 football pitches and I think even that tells you a lot.
“Serie A is still a beautiful and exciting league though, one that is followed all over the world. Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has been even more beneficial, and I hope I can go back one day.
“There’s a difference in the rhythm and physicality in the Premier League, I’m getting along well. I like it, the games are played at a high tempo. The Premier League is beautiful.
“As for Naples, a place like that is beautiful. I miss the sun, the food, my friends and the warmth of the people.
“I spent some wonderful years at Napoli and I’ll always be in love with that team.”
Jorginho also discussed the national team, with the first match Nations League match against Poland in Bologna on Friday.
“Italy doesn’t deserve to stay where we are now, we’re all motivated to do well and get back to winning. There’s enthusiasm and we feel good together.
“[Giorgio] Chiellini is back and he’s captain, he’s a point of reference and experience, especially for the youngsters.
“He knows how to make everyone listen and that’s important for the youngsters too.”