Chelsea FC midfielder, Jorginho has reflected on his penalty miss against West Ham United in the Premier League game.
The Italian was speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022. According to the player, the VAR officiating was the reason why he missed the kick from the spot. Jorginho missed the chance to snatch all three points for the Blues on Sunday when he missed the kick from 12 yards, sending his spot-kick straight into the hands of the Hammers’ goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski.
This sort of pressure, especially in games like this when you need to win and it’s last minute, and 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 focus. What you need to do and what I try to do is I try to isolate my mind from all this pressure, and unfortunately this time it didn’t work. 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. This time it went like that and I’m sorry. I feel bad because it’s not a nice feeling.
The Italian’s penalty miss against Switzerland in both legs of the World Cup qualifier was the reason why Italy did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar.