Giorgio Chiellini compared Juventus teammate Moise Kean to David Trezeguet and Mario Balotelli after another winning goal.
The 19-year-old came off the bench and 155 seconds later had decided a 1-0 victory over Empoli on Saturday evening.
It came at the end of a week in which he had scored in both Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein.
“Kean attacks the space and pushes forward in the most extraordinary way,” Chiellini told reporters in the mixed zone.
He became the youngest player since Balotelli to score eight Serie A goals, aged 19 years and 31 days compared to Balo’s 18 years and 242 days in 2009.
“Kean has more physicality than Mario. His goal against Empoli was almost in the Trezeguet style. Mario might have more of an eye for goal, but Kean has a better shot from distance and attacks the space a lot more.
“He just has to carry on doing what he’s doing this season, work hard and ensure he is ready when called upon. There are few Coaches who’d be able to help his progress more than Massimiliano Allegri.”