Everton boss Marco Silva was left seething at Jorginho’s challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson and fears he could face time out with an injury.
The incident happened during the Toffees’ hard-fought goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with Silva now expecting the attacking midfielder to miss Iceland’s upcoming matches with Belgium and Qatar in this two-week international break.
The Portuguese tactician said: “Did you see the tackle of Jorginho? I hope we don’t lose Sigurdsson for the next matches after that tackle from Jorginho. “I think he’s not in a condition to play for the national team. Let’s see in the next days.”
Meanwhile, Silva also dismissed an off-the-ball incident between Bernard and Antonio Rudiger. The height difference of one foot and Rudiger’s amateur dramatics might have helped Bernard escape with a booking for motioning his head towards the defender. Referee Kevin Friend doled out seven yellow cards in all.
He added: “Bernard? I didn’t see, but you think Bernard with his size can do something? I didn’t see, but I don’t believe.”