Sunday, September 20, 2020

Molto McBene!

To say that Weston McKennie enjoyed a very solid Serie A debut would be an understatement. The US midfielder damn near scored twice and, more importantly, made sure to find the ball throughout his full shift. That's is intensely vital for a Juventus side that came out in a 5-2-3 set, and his contributions were key to their 3-0 victory over Sampdoria. Have a look at his day...

- Greg Seltzer

1 comment:

DaMa said...

how much do we read into who he started over? At first I was a bit dismissive on the assumption that eventually Arthur and Betancur will be starters.... but it's not like Wes is a like for like with any of the other central midfielders. I don't know why I feel this way, but I think playing next to the bulldogs that he played next to for club and country gave Pirlo an appreciation for what those guys do for a maestro type player and that maybe Wes is going to get more big game starts than I initially expected. I haven't seen a ton of Bentancur, but I think he is a bit more like Wes than Ramsey, Arthur and Rabiot.

Is that his real competition? Is that midfield going to shape up to be either Rodrigo or Wes and then 2 of the other guys or way too early to tell what the heck il maestro (who set the record for most on air mentions of his coaching thesis during the broadcast) is doing?