Italy boss Mancini defends Jorginho after vital penalty miss

 The typically reliable spot-kick taker has failed to find the net three times in big international moments this year

Italy boss Roberto Mancini has defended Jorginho after the midfielder's stoppage-time penalty miss against Switzerland in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

A goal would have likely secured victory for the Azzurri, who instead had to settle for a 1-1 draw that left them tied with Switzerland in the Group C table with one match to go.

Mancini said Jorginho "felt like kicking it and it’s right that he did" as the Chelsea player is regarded as one of his nation's best penalty takers.