'Szczesny is an uncontrollable lunatic'

The goalkeeper joined Roma from Arsenal in the summer but has endured an inconsistent season so far between the sticks keeping just one clean sheet

Former Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi believes Wojciech Szczesny's erratic displays between the posts could cost Roma results this season.

The Poland international arrived from Arsenal in the summer as a replacement for Morgan De Sanctis, but has endured inconsistent displays in both Serie A and the Champions League.

His costly mistake in the Champions League against BATE Borisov in September saw the Giallorossi lose 3-2, leading Tacconi to claim he is a liability.


"He’s a good goalkeeper, there’s no doubt about that,” Tacconi told Gazzetta TV.

“But he’s an uncontrollable lunatic – he’s completely mad. And for this reason he’s a risk."

Szczesny has started 12 games in all competitions this campaign, but only managed one clean sheet to date.

The 25-year-old custodian moved to Stadio Olimpico following the arrival of Petr Cech to Arsenal.