‘I feel bad and I’m sorry’ – Jorginho finally explains what went wrong in his penalty miss

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It wasn’t an easy game against West Ham on Sunday, as the Hammers held Chelsea until late in the game.

Chelsea had a penalty in the 87th minute to get a goal, but Jorginho missed the resultant kick, as he played a tame ball into the arms of Lukasz Fabianski.

Jorginho was distraught after his miss, and he has now explained that the pressure that came with the VAR check gave him some doubts.

Jorginho told Sky Sports: “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 of 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.”

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