‘Perin must be ready’ Italian media blames Szczesny

Italian media hugely criticised Wojciech Szczesny after Juventus’ 2-2 draw against Udinese. ‘Perin must be ready,” wrote La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former Arsenal man is at fault for both goals conceded by the Old Lady at the Dacia Arena in their Serie A opener on Sunday.

The 31-year-old only parried a Tolgay Arslan effort, then brought the same player down on the rebound for a penalty which former Bianconeri midfielder Roberto Pereyra converted.

But Szczesny made the biggest mistake later on when he failed to dribble Stefano Okaka, allowing Gerard Deulofeu to put the ball inside an empty net.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri refused to blame the goalkeeper after the game but said he ‘should not be ashamed’ of throwing the ball in the stands when needed.

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The Poland goalkeeper was understandably named the worst player on the pitch by every sports paper in Italy.

He was rated 4/10 by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport which blamed the former Gunner for both goals conceded by the Bianconeri.

La Gazzetta dello Sport went even beyond writing that Juventus’ second choice goalkeeper Mattia Perin ‘must be ready’ as Szczesny’s mistakes were ‘inexplicable.’