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'How Can A Human Be This Slow?' – Italy's Jorginho Brutally Mocked By Fans After North Macedonia Defeat

Rory O'Callaghan

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'How Can A Human Be This Slow?' – Italy's Jorginho Brutally Mocked By Fans After North Macedonia Defeat

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been mocked on social media in the wake of Italy's shock defeat to North Macedonia.

European champions Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the second successive time after suffering a 1-0 loss in Thursday's play-off semi-final in Palermo.

Aleksandar Trajkovski's superb stoppage-time winner snatched victory for North Macedonia, who will now take on Portugal for a place in Qatar.

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Italy's players have been widely criticised for their performance and Jorginho has now been brutally singled out by supporters for his lack of pace in the match.

In a clip circulating on social media, Jorginho slips while trying to defend against Enis Bardhi.

He is then easily turned by Bardhi and struggles to keep up with the midfielder as North Macedonia launch a counterattack.

Fans on Twitter were quick to point out Jorginho's lack of recovery speed.

"How can a human be this slow? Honestly like move ur feet," wrote one fan.

Another joked: "That's unfair. Someone has obviously put bricks in his boots."

Speaking after the match, a tearful Jorginho said he would be "haunted" for the rest of his life by the result as well as his two missed penalties against Switzerland in the regular qualifying campaign.

Jorginho was left in tears at the end of the match (Image: PA)
Jorginho was left in tears at the end of the match (Image: PA)

"It hurts when I think about it, because I do still think about it and it will haunt me for the rest of my life," he told RAI Sport, via Football Italia.

"Stepping up there twice and not being able to help your team and your country is something that I will carry with me forever, and it weighs on me.

"People say we need to lift our heads and carry on, but it's tough."

Topics: Chelsea, Football, World Cup, Italy, Jorginho

Rory O'Callaghan
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