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Jorginho reveals secret to ‘cheat code’ penalty technique

Jorginho reveals secret to 'cheat code' penalty technique

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Jorginho reveals his feelings before taking the decisive penalty against Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

After 90 minutes 1-1 draw, the teams headed into the penalty shootout, where The Azzurri took the victory and reached the finals.

The 29-year-old placed the ball on the spot, stared at Unai Simon’s eyes and then kicked into the bottom right corner once the goalkeeper had started moving in the opposite direction. He told Sky Sport Italia how he felt when he approached the ball to shoot.

“When you take the kick, you feel this weight fall off your shoulders! I tried to forget everything around me, focus on what I’d trained to do, took a deep breath and got on with it,” explained the Chelsea midfielder.

Jorginho’s game by numbers vs. Spain:

  • 120 minutes
  • 81% pass accuracy
  • 50 total touches
  • 8 ball recoveries
  • 6 attempted tackles
  • 3 clearances
  • 2 successful tackles
  • 2 fouls won
  • A final decisive penalty in the shootout

Source: Football Italia

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