Euro 2024: Jorginho, that penalty against Spain still gives me chills – Football

Euro 2024: Jorginho, that penalty against Spain still gives me chills – Football

“I have good memories of Spain: it was a very difficult match, but it ended with a special moment for me, which I will remember forever. We will try to prepare the match as best we can in these three days, to win this one too.” If Italy reached the Wembley final three years ago, it was also thanks to Jorginho’s coolness from the spot. The ice in the midfielder’s veins, the ball in the net, the indescribable joy of a people. On Thursday in Gelsenkirchen, as it was in 2021 at Wembley, Spain will be on the road to Italy: a match that will not qualify for access to the final but which awards three important, perhaps decisive, points for first place in Group B of the Euro 2024. “High intensity will be needed – Jorginho’s words to Vivo Azzurro TV, the FIGC’s OTT platform available on the App Store, Google Play and on the website – ​​Two teams who want to have the ball will face each other: we will have to base the match on our qualities and not on their weaknesses”. Just as Spalletti wants: “The coach wants us to play good football, to make the ball move.”

A game, that of Italy, which is making fans in Italy and Germany dream: “The affection of our people is incredible – explains the Arsenal midfielder – We ask our fans to continue like this: the effect is positive and it helps us a lot, we want to do everything we can to best represent our country. We must continue on this path, with everyone’s willingness to make themselves available to the group. So we can get far.”

“The debut match against Albania – concludes Jorginho – was positive. We played it well, keeping possession of the ball a lot and having patience. It wasn’t easy: when you go down by a goal after a few seconds from the start we are We did well to stay calm and do the things we had prepared.”

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2024-06-17 17:09:47
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