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Jorginho reveals ‘most exciting’ thing about Retegui but taunts Venezuela

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Jorginho notes that Mateo Retegui is younger and might nonetheless enhance, however admits he anticipated a troublesome recreation in opposition to Venezuela: ‘They know after they can provoke and how one can fall down.’

The Arsenal midfielder performed a key position in Italy’s 2-1 win over Venezuela on Thursday as he was launched from the bench within the second half and offered the help for Retegui’s winner.

The Azzurri struggled greater than anticipated in opposition to the South Individuals, however a Retegui brace helped them win their first match within the USA throughout the March break.

“It was a troublesome recreation. Many underestimated Venezuela, however they’ve misplaced simply as soon as within the final ten matches. They concede simply as soon as per recreation, and you’ll see they’re well-organized tactically and really aggressive,” Jorginho advised Rai Sport.

“They’ve skilled gamers. They know how one can play, after they should fall down and the way. They know after they can provoke right here and there to have a bonus. They’re good at doing so and if someone anticipated a straightforward recreation, they have been fallacious as a result of we knew it will have been tough.”

What should the Azzurri study from these matches that are performed solely three months earlier than the Euros?

“It means to symbolize our nation. We should see these matches as a possibility to develop as a bunch and as a group and by no means suppose it’s only a pleasant as a result of each time you put on this shirt, you should be able to play for one thing essential,” Jorginho replied.

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Lastly, he was requested his ideas on Retegui. The 24-year-old has now scored 4 targets in 5 appearances with La Nazionale. He made his debut solely a yr go, discovering the online in a 2-1 loss in opposition to England on the Stadio Maradona.

“I believe he has an essential high quality in entrance of the aim. He has an eye fixed for the aim and is ravenous to attain,” Jorginho replied.

“He’s younger and has room for enchancment, which I believe is essentially the most thrilling factor for many who love soccer. He can do much more; it solely relies on him.”