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Jorginho deserved to win Ballon d'Or - Mancini

Mon 27 December 2021 | 10:15

The Italian coach praised his team's pivotal midfielder.

Italy

coach Roberto Mancini praised Jorginho, claiming he deserved the Ballon d'Or.

Jorginho

 won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021 and the Euro 2020 title with Italy, and was instrumental in his team's success. However, he failed to win the Ballon d'Or and the title went to Lionel Messi for the seventh time. In the World Cup qualifiers, he missed opportunities that led Italy into the play-offs, and now they have a tough job ahead of them to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. However, Mancini praised his team star.

“I often think about the chances that we wasted,”

said Mancini.

“Winning the first leg with Switzerland was enough, we dominated that game.

“However, I think that during the Euros we were a little bit lucky as well and it can happen that sooner or later things don’t go in your favour. That’s when you have to do something more. We’ll do it in March.

“Jorginho deserved the Ballon d’Or for what he has done with us.

“He was a crucial player for us, I remember the penalty against Spain, not the two he missed and I see that he keeps taking penalties, so there are no problems.”

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