Lippi also backed Jorginho to win the Ballon d’Or despite three penalties

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Marcelo Lippi, former Italy national team coach Out back, Jorginho still deserves the Ballon d’Or this year. Despite missing a second penalty in a World Cup qualifier and a third in a row,

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho failed from the penalty spot for the second time in the World Cup Qualifiers.

But former Italy CT Marcello Lippi stressed the Azzurri star still deserves to win the Ballon d’Or.

ltaly and Switzerland shared the spoils on Friday and the Azzurri are only ahead on goal difference ahead of the last match in Group C.

Italy only managed to draw 1-1 with Switzerland on Friday. In that game, the Azzurri have a chance to win when they get a 90th-minute penalty, but Jorginho Instead, kill this important ball over the crossbar behind it.

As for Jorginho’s third consecutive penalty miss for the Azuri, Lippi also insisted the Italy midfielder still deserves the Ballon d’Or.

“Despite the mistaken penalty kill yesterday I still commend Jorginho to the Ballon d’Or. He won everything and whoever wins everything It was right that he deserved to be recognized.

” There are great champions. The one who wins little or does not win at all. Then the champion wins. He needs to be rewarded.”