TEARFUL Jorginho has been blasted by Roberto Mancini’s MUM for his role in Italy’s World Cup heartbreak.
The Azzurri, who won the European Championship in July 257 days earlier, failed to qualify for Qatar 2022.
you are stunned 1-0 at home against North Macedonia On Thursday night, they fell out of the playoffs and missed two straight world championships.
But managers Mancinis Mum Marianna Puolo had a dig at the Chelsea midfielder for contributing to the shock failure.
She told Radiouno: “Mistakes like Jorginho’s unfortunately cost us something.
“I don’t want to point the finger at him because he certainly didn’t do it on purpose, but if you miss three [two] Punish …”
Jorginho missed two penalties in the qualifying group.
Both unsuccessful attempts went against Switzerland as Italy drew 0-0 in Basel and 1-1 in Rome went over the bar in stoppage time.
Those lost points proved crucial Italy Second in Group C with 16 points, two behind Switzerland.
Jorginho – whose performance in the Euro 2020 final was saved by Jordan Pickford – was in tears after losing to North Macedonia insists he is “haunted” by his failures.
He said: “It hurts when I think about it because it’s still on my mind and it’s going to haunt me for the rest of my life.
“Performing there twice and not being able to help your team and your country is something I will carry with me forever and it weighs on me.
“People say we have to lift our heads and move on, but it’s difficult.”
Puolo also questioned her son’s selection decisionswho believed in-form striker Mario Balotelli should have led the line and had question marks over the keeper for Aleksandar Trajkovski’s late winner.
Macedonia only had one shot, maybe Gianluigi Donnarumma could have saved him
She added: “Yesterday could have gone better but this is football, sometimes things go right and sometimes things go wrong.
“We had the game in our hands but the attack wasn’t great.
“I would have called Balotelli because he has incredible physical strength and nobody can stop him in front of goal.
“Macedonia only had one shot, maybe Gianluigi Donnarumma could have saved him, but there’s no point in talking about it now.
“This team hasn’t lost the magic of the European Championship, but maybe some were afraid of making mistakes.
“I think the English celebrated the most yesterday.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18073914/jorginho-blasted-roberto-mancini-mum-italy-world-cup/ Tearful Chelsea star Jorginho has been slammed by Roberto Mancini’s MUM for his role in Italy’s World Cup heartbreak