Jorginho explains why he ditched controversial penalty technique in Chelsea win at Tottenham

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has explained why he changed his controversial penalty technique during the win over Tottenham.

Jorginho scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as the Blues triumphed over London rivals Spurs in a big clash in the battle for the top four.

The Italy international is known for a controversial style of spot kicks in which he stutters with a little jump before striking the ball.

However, there was no shenanigans before he placed the ball just out of the reach of Huge Lloris in the bottom left-hand corner.

And Jorginho admits that there is a simple reason why he decided against his old style.


Jorginho explains why he ditched controversial penalty technique in Chelsea win at Spurs
Jorginho scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot against Tottenham

“I felt okay before the penalty,” he told the club’s official website.

“I have kept working on it, kept training, so I was feeling confident.

“I changed the technique because I felt that way could be better, and it worked. You saw the result.”

The win over Tottenham means new manager Thomas Tuchel remains unbeaten in three matches so far.

And Jorginho says that he and his team-mates are learning the German’s style of play quickly after just over a season under the tutelage of Frank Lampard.

“The message he is giving on what he wants is clear,” Jorginho added.

“We had our minds open to understand what he wanted as quick as possible because we had no time to waste.

“When you have a group of guys that is open to new ideas, to learn, to improve, and everyone with the same target, it’s easy to work. This group was humble to accept what he was coming to give to us.

“We need to keep being humble and never thinking it is enough. We haven’t done anything. When you feel comfortable it is a moment to drop. We need to stay calm, keep working hard and then the results are a consequence of what we are doing every day.”

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