The Ballon d’Or talk may be a few steps too optimistic and generally just amusing, but Jorginho certainly had himself an excellent Euros at the heart of Italy’s dominant and tournament-winning midfield. And while he may have missed the clinching penalty in the shootout that would’ve put the cherry on top of his already very tasty cake, that was just a minor blip in what was otherwise a memorable and impactful month for his national team.
Fittingly enough, he’s been thusly recognized by the powers that be as well as one of the best performers at Euro 2020, getting named to UEFA’s Team of the Tournament.
Unsurprisingly, most of the team is made up of players from the two finalists, but there’s also room for former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, ahead of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrick Schick, who led the tournament in scoring with five goals apiece.
UEFA’s Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament (4-3-3):
Donnarumma (ITA) | Spinazzola (ITA), Maguire (ENG), Bonucci (ITA), Walker (ENG) | Pedri (ESP), Jorginho (ITA), Højbjerg (DEN) | Sterling (ENG), Lukaku (BEL), Chiesa (ITA)