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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho: I want to prove my critics wrong

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was pleased with his penalty brace in victory over Crystal Palace.

In the previous home league game, against Liverpool, he failed to convert one for the first time in normal game time for Chelsea, his only other miss being in a shoot-out. He has successfully converted 10 now and incidentally is the first Chelsea player to net two penalties in a game twice, following on from last season's double against Ajax.

"Me personally, when I missed it, I felt bad because you want to score to help your team but straight after the game I want to take another one because you feel bad, you feel down, and you want to make it right," Jorginho said.

"So you want to prove everyone wrong what they are saying about you and that was me, I want to prove that I can do it, and I think the best way is to believe in yourself, and I do.

"I didn't have extra nerves [when taking the first spot-kick against Palace]. It was okay because of this, because I believe in myself and I just wanted to take it.

"I prefer to clear the head," he says of his general penalty-taking method, rather than focus on anything in particular. "That's my way, and it is what I try to do, and it works for me I think. It is normal that sometimes thoughts pop in but I try quick to take them out."

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