Media watch: Szczesny ‘a problem’ for Juventus

Italian media pin the blame of Juventus’ defeat against Napoli on Wojciech Szczesny. ‘He is a problem for the Bianconeri.’

The Poland international hasn’t had the best start to the season with two costly howlers, first against Udinese in MD1 and then against Napoli.

Against the Azzurri, the former Arsenal man didn’t manage to block Lorenzo Insigne’s curler, pushing the ball a couple of yards, allowing Politano to score on the rebound.

The Italian winger levelled the score before Kalidou Koulibaly’s late winner, but this time the Poland goalkeeper could do nothing to avoid the Partenopei’s goal.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Szczesny’s mistake ‘changed the game’.

“He is at fault for two defeats. Among all their problems, Juventus must also deal with the one concerning their goalkeeper,” wrote the pink paper that rated Szczesny 4.5/10.

Szczesny’s howler in the first game against Udinese led to a 2-2 draw, but this doesn’t change the fact that Juventus are still without wins this season and have just one point after the first three Serie A games.

Tuttosport was even harsher on Szczesny with a 4/10 rating while Il Corriere dello Sport rated the goalkeeper 5/10 but blamed him also for Koulibaly’s winner, writing that he should have come out of the sticks claiming the ball.