Tim Weah has found the net for PSG early in the preseason. Being deployed as an out-and-out striker instead of his at his normal striker role, the 18-year-old U.S. international finished off a chance in the first half against Bayern Munich. Here’s a look at the goal:
Tim Weah's goal. Good speed, strength, and composure. pic.twitter.com/hrkY2W8X3V— USMNT (@USMNTvideos) July 21, 2018
Weah looks to get his fair share of chances this summer with most of PSG’s top attacking talent beginning their preparations late after playing deep into the World Cup. With new manager Thomas Tuchel taking over, a goal is a great way to prove his worth.
With the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani (for now) leading the attack, Weah’s chances at a place in the starting lineup seem extremely slim. However, if he can show he belongs in preseason, there’s no reason he couldn’t earn a place on the bench as an impact sub.
The position change is an interesting piece of news as well, especially for the USMNT. It’s secret that U.S. have struggled developing pure striking options. If Weah’s move to a central role is a permanent one, it could help the national team’s depth at that spot.
How excited are you by Weah’s early preseason goal? Think it’ll be his year?