- Oct 6, 2002
I am saddened to hear that David Trezeguet is back in the starting eleven. Why so, I hear you cry, didnt he score 24 goals last season? And you'd be right. But, as just as George Weah did at Milan, the French striker is a thorn in Juve's smooth passing game. Just think about how many of his goals in 2001/2 were scored with his head? When Trezeguet plays Juventus become a team who's main attacking option is crossing the ball into the box. Yep, the very same hit-and-miss last resort tactic employed to hopeless effect by English sides. Del Piero spent most of last season getting dragged out wide while Trezeguet stood motionless in the penalty area and waited for the ball to land on his head. His movement is average, his technique a little suspect, yes he's a decent goalscorer but he throws the balance of the side out of whack. Unlike, say, Boniek or Platini, he isnt a Juventus type of player. Marco di Vaio, however, is pure Bianconeri. He has pace, two explosive feet and razor sharp movement and, vitally, he can and does score from anywhere. Its a tradition passed down from Giampiero Boniperti to Gianluca Vialli and it must be maintained at all costs.