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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho: I knew Saka would miss Euro final penalty

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he knew Italy would win the Euros final after seeing Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka step up for England in the penalty shootout.

Jorginho had just had his own penalty saved by Jordan Pickford, handing England a chance to salvage their hopes of winning the tournament at Wembley.

But as Jorginho saw the then 19-year-old making the walk to the penalty spot for England, he knew Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was going to save it.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Jorginho explained: "I walked back (after missing his penalty) and it was a long, long walk. I looked and saw it was Saka and Gigio [Donnarumma] and I was pretty sure he was going to save it. I was like 'it's ok, it's done'."

Jorginho admitted that despite his prediction being correct and Italy winning the trophy, he is still getting over missing his own penalty.

"I still think about the final, especially the penalty," he said. "People might say it doesn't matter, but it does for me. It hurts. It still hurts now, even though we won.

"Whoever says it doesn't because it doesn't matter is a liar. I couldn't believe it, Pickford did very well.

"I just thought 'f***, I disappointed my team-mates' because they trusted me so much in that moment."


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