Monday January 25 2021
Media watch: McKennie 'more and more essential'

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has the Italian media questioning where the Old Lady would be without the arrival of the USA international.

The American midfielder has been, without a doubt, one of the revelations for Juventus this term and the Italian media praise the 22-year-old after another decisive performance against Bologna on Sunday.

McKennie has played 15 Serie A games, contributing three goals and two assists in the process, and La Gazzetta dello Sport asks, ‘where would Juventus be without this soldier?’.

“A goal, an impossible save by [Lukasz] Skorupski, chances, restarts, stops. Leader,” the newspaper writes.

Il Corriere dello Sport continues the lauding by highlighting his consistency, saying: “A wide man with the ease of entering the middle, he puts in the usual performance.

“He scores the 2-0 goal with the head and nearly gets a brace. More and more essential.”

McKennie’s ratings in the Italian sports pages:

La Gazzetta dello Sport: 7.5

Il Corriere dello Sport: 7

Tuttosport: 8