Italy beat Poland 1-0 last night in their UEFA Nations League game and many fans thought Chelsea’s Jorginho was the best player on the pitch.
It wasn’t an easy win for the Azzurri – they had to wait until the 92nd minute for the winner, but Jorginho, playing at the heart of the Italy midfield, put on a masterclass.
Cristiano Biraghi secured the three points from close range in injury time, assisted by the fantastically-named Kevin Lasagna.
Here are the best reactions after last night’s game on Twitter:
— Jim White (@JimWhite) October 14, 2018
Jorginho best player on the pitch
— 𝓡𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓸 (@CareFreeRomeo) October 14, 2018
He and Vetatti were exceptional I'm happy for Mancini too
— Solomon Adusei Peprah (@Aduseipepra) October 14, 2018
He looks a player @ewanlegg
— JoshRL (@JoshRL4) October 14, 2018
Poland looked like 3th division team today and they barly won.Italy needs to prove with better opponent before you can say that they are back.. Jorginho class today.
— Wolly797 (@Wolly373) October 14, 2018
Jorginho is good.. Wow
— Ikenna Marcos Alonso David (@Chuks_Dave) October 14, 2018
He was good not better than Jorginho though 🤷🏽♂️ he was our best player last night
— Adam Cifola (@AdamCifola) October 15, 2018
I forgot to mention yesterday game between Poland and Italy, Verrati and Jorginho were phenomenal, tech city #class
— AtedheBreca (@TedzzBoss) October 15, 2018
Jorginho MOTM inbound so he gets a cheeky if tuesday x
— ᴛʜᴏᴍᴀs (@ffsthomass) October 14, 2018
Chelsea bought Jorginho for £51million this summer from Napoli, and it looks like he was worth every penny. He’s slowly been putting on a passing masterclass at Chelsea, running a bit under the radar until he broke the Premier League record for most passes in a game – 180 against Man City in their Premier League game.
He was the best player on the pitch last night as well, although Italy were far from their best. It was a much-needed win though, which puts them second in their group, two points behind Portugal who have enjoyed the perfect start.
Italy play Portugal next on Wednesday night and could go top with a win. Chelsea fans will be hoping Jorginho steals the show again but, more importantly, comes through the 90 minutes unscathed and ready for their huge game against Man United in the early kick-off on Saturday.