Jorginho explains why he didn’t hop before taking penalty kick against Everton

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Chelsea started the season with a 1-0 win over Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday evening.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was the scorer of the only goal of the game, as he converted from the spot just before half-time.

Ben Chilwell won the penalty for Chelsea after being bundled by Abdoulaye Doucare as he broke free into the Everton box.

Jorginho calmly converted from the spot, but this time, he ditched his customary hop and kick style, sending Jordan Pickford the wrong way.

Speaking in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, the 30-year-old revealed that his reason for a change of style was as a result of recent penalty misses, including Pickford saving his penalty during last summer’s Euro 2020 final.

“You think about it (the Euro 2020 miss), you work during the week thinking about what the keeper might do at that moment,” said Jorginho.

“I took the decision, fortunately, it was the right decision.

“For me, penalties are like 75 per cent in the head. I thought a lot about it and trained, fortunately, today it went well. “

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