AS Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is an 'uncontrollable lunatic', according to former Juventus 'keeper Stefano Tacconi.
The Poland international is currently enjoying a season-long loan with the Serie A club from Premier League outfit Arsenal, and despite showing good form for the Italian side, he is being branded as a lunatic.
Goalkeeper Joins Roma
Szczesny left Arsenal on a temporary basis in order to play regular first-team football, which wasn't guaranteed in north London following the arrival of Petr Cech, and after Wenger chose to keep David Ospina as number-two, it was agreed that Szczesny would go out on loan.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper has enjoyed a great start to his Roma career, conceding just eight goals in the first eight games, which has helped the club to third in the Serie A table. His attitude, however, has been criticised by a former-Serie A shot-stopper.
Tacconi, formerly of Juventus, has admitted that Szczesny is a solid goalkeeper, but he's also said he's completely mad and is a massive risk.
It's well documented that most footballers tend to think goalkeepers are a bit eccentric, with the common phrase being 'you have to be a bit mad to be a 'keeper', but, according to Tacconi, Szczesny takes the biscuit.
Tacconi on Szczesny
“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.
“What rating would I give him? 7.5.”
Tacconi isn't the only one to think that either as Arsenal's Jack Wilshere also chose Szczesny as the craziest teammate he's had.
The England midfielder said that he's had to share a room with the 'keeper before and admitted that he's a crazy character.
Despite enjoying life in Rome, the Poland international has revealed his desire to return to Arsenal and continue playing for the English club.
Szczesny Wants Arsenal Return
He said: “Nine months is a long time in football and anything can happen, but Arsenal are like a family to me and I’ve got to admit that if the Gunners do call me back, I would say yes.
"I could see myself at Arsenal for all my life, and I don’t hide the fact that is still my dream.”