West Ham defender, Angelo Ogbonna has come out to say that he was amazed and bitter after being snubbed by the Italian national team. He recently revealed that maybe Roberto Mancini doesn’t rate what West Ham did this season.
According to him, he and his team clearly fought alongside the big boys for UCL qualification this season, and he was very instrumental in defence.
Ogbonna added that he is happy for Jorginho‘s inclusion because the midfielder is fundamental for the national team.
His words, “I am very amazed and also bitter, perhaps he did not take into consideration the West Ham championship,”
“We fought until the end for the Champions League qualification with Jorginho and Palmieri’s Chelsea, who finished higher, but we showed that we can beat any team.”
“In sport, meritocracy must prevail, based on the championship in which one plays, on the statistics, on the value of the player.”
“And this time, in my opinion, it did not prevail.”
On Jorginho, “He has always been underestimated, perhaps because of his stature, but he has always made a difference and with [Maurizio] Sarri he evolved, he has also become the fulcrum at Chelsea,”
“The Premier League has changed its skin thanks to the many foreign coaches: it is more tactical, more studied. And in this Jorginho has changed many scenarios.”
“For the national team he is fundamental, for his personality and for his ability to read the timing of the match, especially when the rhythms get up.”
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