Bristling with success! Chelsea star Jorginho forced to have his beard shaved off by reporter after agreeing to hilarious bet if Blues won the Champions League… but midfielder gets his own back by shearing journalist’s moustache
- Jorginho was as good as his word after agreeing to have his beard sheared off
- Chelsea star Jorginho agreed the hilarious bet with TNT Sports’ Fred Caldeira
- They said they would lose their facial hair if Chelsea won the Champions League
- Jorginho saw his beard shaved while Caldeira had lost his moustache pitchside
- The wager will force Jorginho to grow out his moustache just like Caldeira did
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was left fresh-faced soon after lifting the Champions League trophy after a bet he made with a pitchside reporter saw him hilariously lose his beard.
After the Blues beat Porto in the quarter-finals on the road to their sensational triumph this weekend, Jorginho and TNT Sports journalist Fred Caldeira agreed the wager depending on if Chelsea went on to win the competition.
The terms were that Jorginho would be forced to have most of his facial hair removed by Caldeira, and then the reporter himself would also have to have his suave moustache sheared off.
Chelsea star Jorginho was forced to have his beard shaved off after a bet made this season
And during Jorginho’s pitchside interview with Caldeira, an electric shaver was promptly pulled out with both men, in full view of the television cameras, then having to stick to their bet.
Good sport Jorginho was first in the firing line. Despite a slight grimace, the 29-year-old allowed Caldeira to take off his beard, and the second part of their agreement will see him go on to grow out a moustache.
One man who will have to wait a while to do just that is intrepid anchor Caldeira, however. Jorginho was next to pick up the shaver, and promptly went to work on rendering the correspondent baby-faced.
The hilarious moment that saw Jorginho lose his beard was caught by the pitchside cameras
Jorginho was able to exact revenge when shearing off Fred Caldeira’s moustache soon after
At the end of the clip, both men took a first look at themselves in a phone camera and failed to hide their surprise.
Later, reflecting on Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City in Portugal, Jorginho admitted that he had considered quitting football as a youngster. Now, years on, he has won the Champions League.
‘It’s incredible. Look at this! It’s incredible,’ he told Sky Italia. ‘It’s amazing. I was going to quit football and my parents made me continue. Now they are here tonight and I won the Champions League!’
The former Napoli man revealed he came close to stepping away for good after his agent pocketed the majority of wages with no warning when he was barely a teenager, leaving Jorginho to live on just £15-a-week at Verona.
Jorginho lifted the coveted Champions League trophy and reflected back on his career so far
On the game, Jorginho added: ‘How did that happen? How? Manchester City are a great team, they cause so many problems, they keep the ball, they make you run hard and work constantly, always on your toes.
‘We went through all of it and we won. I’ve got goosebumps!
‘When people say there are no words, they mean it. I am speechless. This was an important step in my career, but it doesn’t end here. My hunger remains the same, I have to keep working hard to improve both for Chelsea and the Nazionale.’
Both men took their first glance at each other on a phone and were unable to hide their shock
Chelsea superbly frustrated City in Porto with Jorginho delivering a fine showing in midfield
Jorginho came close to joining City before his move to Stamford Bridge in 2018 – and the stylish Italy international performed superbly, alongside his team-mates, to take home the coveted trophy.
Chelsea superbly frustrated City throughout the game and took the lead just before half-time, Kai Havertz rounding Ederson and stroking home after Mason Mount’s inch-perfect pass slotted him through.
Despite City ramping up the pressure after the break, they were able to muster just one shot on target in the showpiece, leaving Chelsea to seize the biggest club prize of them all.