In home Juventus during the troubled start of the 2021-2022 season we experienced first-hand how an already difficult moment can become very black due to unfavorable circumstances.
If in fact the bianconeri languish in the last places of the standings after three days with just one point and five goals conceded it is equally evident that all the goals conceded by Allegri’s team in the first part of Serie A, with the exception of the one that caused the home defeat against Empoli, were caused by individual errors as evident as they were unpredictable and apparently inexplicable.
From the three ducks of Wojciech Szczesny against Udinese and Napoli to the unfortunate “suicidal” header by Moise kean which at the “Maradona” originated the decisive goal of Kalidou Koulibaly.
On that occasion Szczesny had been miraculous about his team mate’s sudden intervention, yet the Polish goalkeeper’s performance crisis is one of the main reasons for debate at Juventus.
The fans are infuriated with the former Roma player, while more than a few insiders are more indulgent. Max Allegri immediately renewed his confidence in his goalkeeper after the game lost against the team of Luciano Spalletti, announcing the confirmation for the match against Malmoe in Champions League.
No chance for Mattia Perin, therefore, who has returned this year to cover the role of Juventus vice goalkeeper after the new departure of Gianluigi Buffon towards Parma.
Precisely in this regard, ‘La Repubblica’ reports a background on the decision of the Juventus flag to leave Turin to re-embrace the cause of the Emilian team and help them return to Serie A.
A background that takes you back to the end of last season, when Szczesny had already become the protagonist of some performances that were anything but exciting, not blameless even on the occasion of the famous winning free-kick by Sergio Oliveira of the Porto, that of the strange movement in the barrier of Cristiano Ronaldo, which sanctioned the elimination of Juventus from Champions League in the round of 16.
At the time, the then Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo he would have liked to subvert the hierarchies at the goal, giving the jersey from holder to Buffon, whose presence on the field was not by chance announced by Pirlo himself in a press conference on the eve of the match against Napoli himself.
In the end, however, Szczesny went in goal against the team then directed by Rino Gattuso.
The reason was never explained, but it is perhaps due to the company’s desire not to depreciate the Pole and not to compromise its psychological aspect.
The fact is that at the basis of Buffon’s decision to leave Juventus there was precisely the desire not to be deputy Szczesny for another season. Who knows what the former Romanist’s performance would have been if this year there had been a bulky deputy like Super Gigi behind him …
OMNISPORT | 13-09-2021 14:04