Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says they must be wary facing Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final.
The Brazilian-born midfielder insists Saturday’s opponents will be desperate to claim the European champions’ scalp and put South American football on top of the world.
Chelsea squeezed past Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal 1-0 yesterday after Romelu Lukaku’s first-half strike.
“They are going to play for everything,” he said. “This is very important for a team in Brazil.
“It is the same for us, but definitely we are going to give everything in this final and we need to be prepared.
“I think probably they want to prove they are better than European teams. It is the opportunity for them to play against a team from Europe.
“For them, that’s a big thing. They are going to come for us. We need to be prepared for that.”
For Jorginho it represents the chance crown an incredible nine months that has already seen him become European champion with club and country.
The Italy international added: “It is always good to be in a final. It is another trophy and it is important for us.
“We have never won this cup. It’s important and we will give everything to bring the trophy home.”