Former Chelsea midfielder claims Jorginho isn’t confident to take penalties at the moment

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Jorginho was having a perfect penalty record at Chelsea until his recent miss against Liverpool where Alisson stood still and made a good save to keep him out.

Jorginho missed again in the Champions League tie against Krasnodar, and former Blue Glenn Hoddle believes that Jorginho could be running low on confidence.

Hoddle believes that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will have a conversation with Jorginho and probably decide to let another player take the kick.

“The little skip was there,” the former Chelsea midfielder said during commentary on BT Sport. “Jorginho usually waits for the ‘keeper to go the wrong way – he did all that right – but he’s got to hit the target and he’s hit the post. What a let off.

“It just shows you, penalty taking is about confidence. There were a few little self-doubts, obviously, going through his mind and that’s when you miss penalties.

“That’s why penalties in a play-off final or whatever game are different because you have to walk, but if you miss a couple, it plays a lot on your mind. When he had the two against Ajax, it’s just not there obviously. Frank will have to think about that and think, is there another penalty taker to be named?”

He continued: “I’d imagine Frank will have some communication with him. Have a little chat, sit down with him, one-on-one, see how he feels.

“A player will always tell you that he wants to take it and he’s OK. But there will come a time, whether that’s at the moment after missing these important penalties, that remains to be seen. There’s plenty of other good penalty takers on the team, I can tell you.”

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