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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

"I am sorry" - Chelsea star Jorginho opens up on missing penalty against West Ham

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has apologised for his penalty miss during his team's Premier League win against West Ham United. The Bl...




Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has apologised for his penalty miss during his team's Premier League win against West Ham United. The Blues hosted the Hammers on Sunday (April 24) in a high-voltage fixture. Neither team created enough chances, and the game was goalless going into the final ten minutes.

However, with five minutes to go, West Ham's Craig Dawson was adjudged to have fouled Romelu Lukaku in the penalty area. Dawson was zz sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity, and the hosts were awarded a spot- kick after a brief VAR check.

Jorginho stepped up to take the kick with his signature pause. However, he struck a weak effort straight down the middle, which was comfortably saved by Lukasz Fabianski. Speaking after the match, the Italian said that he overthought the shot and apologised for missing a massive chance. He said (as quoted by Chelsea's official website):

‘‘When you have that little moment of doubt, that’s usually when you make the mistake. Maybe I had too much time to think about it, I don’t know. It went like that this time and I’m sorry. I feel bad because it’s not a nice feeling.’’


The 30-year-old went on to add that the pressure of the situation inevitably impacted his focus, adding:

‘‘It’s a lot of pressure, especially in games like that when you need to win and it’s the last minutes. You try to isolate your mind from all that pressure, even though it’s hard, and then you have the VAR so it takes longer. It’s harder to keep focused but unfortunately this time it didn’t work.’

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