Jorginho says Napoli need to work "hard" in the "eight finals"

The new Italian international is the latest Napoli player to lay comment on the club's push for the title

Jorginho says Napoli need to work "hard" in the "eight finals"
Jorginho has starred in Napoli's midfield | photo:

Napoli's midfield dynamo Jorginho has labelled the partenopei's remaining games as "eight finals" in an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

The 24 year old Brazilian born defensive midfielder has been with Napoli since 2014 and has played a key role in the club's charge for their third scudetto and first since the 1989-90 season this season.

He started by saying that they are "hunting" Juventus, who going into this weekend sit three points ahead of them at the top of the Serie A standings looking to continue their own charge for their fifth scudetti in as many years.

Furthermore he mentioned how himself and teammates will "never give up" and will "have fun whatever the end result is" in their remaining fixtures which he called "eight finals." He was also quick to remind fans that their is "still a long way to go." 

Ahead of Udinese

The first of their finals is against Luigi Di Canio's Udinese at their newly renovated Stadio Frulli this Sunday noon.

The former Hellas Verona man commented on Di Canio saying it gives his players "extra stimulus" going into the game against Napoli, a team others always look towards playing with "extra motivation."

He confirmed that he sees this as a "tough" game for the current runners up who're comfortably ahead of a resurging third placed Roma.

Joy at Italy debut

Jorginho went on to express his delight with his first cap for the Azzurri - albeit just a last minute substitue appearance coincidentally in the stadium he'll be running out at this weekend - in the interview saying "it was exciting and very beautiful" as well as being "a dream come true."

Jorginho intercepts the ball during his brief cameo | photo:
Jorginho intercepts the ball during his brief cameo | photo:

He wasn't completely left to his own devices when reporting to camp either, saying he impressive teammate "Lorenzo Insigne to help me integrate." 

"It felt very good" he concluded.