Jorginho gets Euro 2020 revenge on Pickford by placing penalty in same spot

Jorginho has made amends for his penalty miss against Jordan Pickford in the final of Euro 2020 by placing his effort in the exact same place during Chelsea's 1-0 win on Saturday.

Chelsea were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time at the end of the first half against Everton, meaning that Jorginho would once again step up to face the England no.1. Jorginho had the chance to win the European Championships for Italy last summer but saw his penalty saved by Pickford.

The Italian rarely misses, and in the final it wasn't costly as Italy went on to win the shootout anyway. But Jorginho showed extreme composure when facing Pickford again, as he placed his effort in the exact same corner of the goal – this time scoring.

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When Chelsea were awarded a penalty for a clumsy foul on Ben Chilwell, it meant that the Italian and the England no.1 would face off from 12 yards once more. It gave Jorginho the chance to make amends, but also handed Pickford the opportunity to get the better of the midfielder once more.

This time, Jorginho won, and it ended up earning Chelsea three valuable points away at Goodison Park. But the Italian oozed confidence as he decided to go the exact same way as last time, this time removing the iconic skip from his run up.

The lack of skip seemed to catch Pickford off guard as the Everton goalkeeper seemed to be waiting for Jorginho to pull off his trademark move. And the Italian spoke after the game about the importance of preparation before taking penalties.

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"You work during the week, thinking what the keeper might do in that moment to try and save it," Jorginho said. "So I was thinking a lot and I was fortunate it was the right decision.

And when asked about if psychology played a big part, Jorginho replied: "Yeah, definitely. I think penalties are 70-75 percent in the head so I thought a lot and fortunately today it went well."

Chelsea are off the mark despite a difficult period of transition following the change of ownerships. And despite a defensive crisis heading into the summer transfer window, they managed to keep a clean sheet on their first outing.


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