Tanner Tessmann at Venezia

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  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's deserving of more chances but he needs to take advantage. The one game he played in isn't enough as many players have looked poor in their first game. There needs to be chemistry with teammates and butterflies dwindle the more you play. He could be on the verge but without injuries I'm not sure who he would push aside right now. If he does this in Serie A he'll make a better case.
     
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  2. superdave

    superdave BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s all the evidence we have.

    If I were Gregg, I’d start Tesseman in a lower stakes NL match, like a home match with a minnow. He’s earned another look.
     
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  3. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I agrée with the original statement. He is a talent, and offers a different profile than what you lot have in those positions already. He’s better on the ball than McKennie (better striker of the ball, better in tight spaces, more technical), reads the game better than McKennie, is stronger and taller, and only 22. I think people will only start to pay attention once he plays in Serie A with Venezia or the other sides rumored to want his signature.
     
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  4. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Agreed.
     
  5. superdave

    superdave BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My sense of Wes is he’s pretty inconsistent. Given that, Tesseman is the other purest 8 in the pool, so he’s a natural like for like if Weston is having a stinker.
     
  6. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Wow. I don’t really follow Inter and I was hoping to see Tessman take a step up club wise but I didn’t see him going straight to the top of Serie A.

    Think I’d prefer a more modest step up where the club would rely on him more (Torino, Bologna, Napoli) but can’t complain too much.
     
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  7. Kagler24

    Kagler24 Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Los Angeles

    Staying in Venice one more season makes it an interesting proposition. If he has a great season and the Inter midfield gets a year older (its already a pretty old group outside of Barella) he might have a chance to fight for minutes after next season.
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Ok, that's a big bit of interest if true. With the loan-back and the vagaries of transfers it's probably not going to happen, but to have a YA in the ranks of Inter, AC and Juve in the same season would be quite the developmental milestone.
     
  9. terrywilson

    terrywilson Member

    May 3, 1999
    Atlanta Ga.
    Watching the Japan match, I was impressed with how big he is.
     
  10. randomnoise

    randomnoise Member

    United States
    Mar 26, 2017
  11. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, he's a big fella. But he moves really well.
     
  12. Kagler24

    Kagler24 Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I believe he had a football scholarship offer from Clemson before he signed with FC Dallas. And not just as a kicker, he was seen as a potential high level tight end as well. If you have the size to play TE in college football, and you have the athleticism to play the 6 or 8 in soccer....that's special.
     
  13. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Whew…The loan back makes sense but Inter seems like a step too far, even in 25/26.
     
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  14. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    That's wild. But Marotta is the master. 11 scudetti and 3 cl finals on his resume I think
    @AGomes
     
  15. Mt Stone@

    Mt Stone@ Member

    Apr 30, 2016
    USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Its almost like that tired old argument about if our best athletes played soccer bla bla bla ;)
     
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  16. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member+

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    "I believe he had a football scholarship offer from Clemson before he signed with FC Dallas. And not just as a kicker, he was seen as a potential high level tight end as well. If you have the size to play TE in college football, and you have the athleticism to play the 6 or 8 in soccer....that's special."

    Sort of yes and no... Dabo Sweeny the head coach at Clemson is a family friend. He had a scholarship waiting to play at Clemson as a kicker. Sweeny was quoted as saying something along the lines of he could also play Tight End for us but the scholarship was to be a kicker.
     
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  18. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is what Venezia said when they were purchasing him https://grantwahl.substack.com/p/premium-is-stability-possible-in

    “Tanner is what I considered my big bet,” Menta says. “He’s a kid who’s an athletic specimen. He’s huge, he’s fast, he’s strong, and above all nobody's going to outwork Tanner. The data on him was interesting. Was it like a normal purchase where it was green lights all over the board? No, and I told him the same thing. But if you bring his size and speed and improve a couple areas of his game, I’m excited to see what he does.
     
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  19. mattjens

    mattjens Member

    United States
    Jun 2, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, this is correct. Dabo is actually his godfather too. My son played against Tanner before Tanner went to FC Dallas academy. Tanner played two years up and was still one of the better players on his club team in Birmingham. Chris Richards played on that team as well for a year or two before going to Houston then Dallas. Crazy to have two kids from Birmingham in my son’s age group now playing at the highest levels in the world!
     
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  20. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Based on..?
     
  21. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Just my feeling. I hope I’m wrong.
     
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  22. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thing about Tessmann as a football place kicker is he's almost as good with his left as his right. How many place kickers ever could score (I think) 55with the left and 60 with the right (in high school)? It's very intriguing knowing he can accurately ping long balls with either foot. He still has a way to go but in a way he's sort of Pirlo like and could really dictate games from deep if he lives up to his ceiling and I'd still like to see him crank more shots from deep. He may not them all but as hard as he can shoot it would certainly require defensive adjustments resulting in more room for advanced teammates.
     
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  23. Roblar

    Roblar Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    The 73072
    If it goes through, I hope Inter incentivizes the deal so that Venezia need to play him.

    I haven't watched a whole game of his at Venezia - just highlights. If the idea that he is just 'raw' is correct, then playing time will be essential for his continued development.

    But wouldn't it be something if he ended up playing (consistently, even as a sub) at Inter in 2 years!?
     
  24. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Inter need a new field goal kicker

    :p
     
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