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Berhalter: ‘Serie A is like a University for defenders’

Sat 02 January 2021 | 11:22

Gregg Berhalter thinks Bryan Reynolds’ priority is not to join his compatriot Weston McKennie at Juventus.

Weston McKennie



on loan from Schalke 04 with the option to buy last summer and now USA coach

Gregg Berhalter


Bryan Reynolds

’ priority is not to join Juventus and play alongside his compatriot McKennie.

“I know Weston very well. His style of play and his spirit are so important for a team. I was sure he would play an important role in a top team like Juventus,” Berhalter said.

“He has room for improvement, he is still so young. Surely, he has been improving at Juventus. When you play every day with big champions like Cristiano Ronaldo, you can only improve if you really want it, and Weston wants to reach the top.

“I always watch Juventus matches and this role is perfect for him, because of his intensity and his late runs into the box. I am happy he scored two goals, one against Barcelona.”

Bryan Reynolds currently plays as a defender for

FC Dallas

but he could soon join Juventus.

“Bryan has offensive characteristics; he is very dynamic with a special ability for crosses. He is an exceptional talent, but he is still young. He needs to improve in the defensive phase,” Berhalter added.

But Club Brugge and Roma are also being linked with him and therefore it is still unknown what club he is going to join.

“These are personal decisions. Serie A is like a University for defenders and he would have a chance to become a complete player in Italy.

“I think that playing with another American in a top club like Juventus would be a good opportunity for him, but not an absolute priority, we’ll see what happens.”

source: SportMob