Wed 11 May 2022 | 11:30

Eto'o denied Jorginho's importance for Italy

Italy failed to reach the World Cup despite winning Euro 2020 last summer.


Inter Milan

star Samuel Eto'o has questioned


's importance to Italy, calling Alessandro Bastoni his favorite Italian player.


did not qualify for the World Cup and Jorginho played an important role in this issue with the penalty he missed in the match against Switzerland. However, he was one of Italy's key players at Euro 2020 and was also included in the Team of the Tournament . Eto'o has now denied that the presence of several foreign players in Serie A has caused the Italian national team to fall.

He said:  

“What’s the name of that Chelsea guy… Jorginho! Well, do Italy need him? Is he important? Foreign footballers aren’t a problem, but we can’t accept certain things when they are favourable and reject them other times,” said Eto’o.

“Jorginho has Brazilain roots, correct? So why are there distinctions when it comes to calling young, black players?”

Asked about his favorite Italian player, he replied:

 “Bastoni…Mamma Mia! He has a huge personality."

Asked if he wants Dybala to join Inter, former Barcelona striker said: 

“Every important player must join Inter sooner or later and Dybala is more than important.

“Lautaro has done crucial things for Inter and I hope he will continue to do so in the future. I wish him a great career here with us, without injuries. Hopefully, he can make us happy in the Final.”









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