It has been rumoured that Luka Jovic will be given a more important role at Real Madrid for the 2020/21 season
The 2018/19 season was a campaign to remember for the young Luka Jovic who scored a magnificent 27 goals and assisted seven times in 48 games for Eintracht Frankfurt. The performances with the German side earned him a move to Real Madrid for a hefty price tag of 60 million euros, according to Sky Sports.
The player was signed by Los Blancos to put an end to the goal-scoring issues after his phenomenal performance in the Bundesliga. Unfortunately, he was met by stiff competition, injuries, and over-reliance on the main striker, Karim Benzema. Luka Jovic managed to score just two goals in 27 appearances for Real which is quite disappointing for his standard as the Serbian managed to score a goal every 105 minutes in the Bundesliga.
After a poor season by his lofty standards, reports suggested that Real Madrid were fed up with the Serbian international and his lifestyle. It seemed like Jovic would be loaned out to AC Milan, however, it has been reported by the local Spanish media that the player’s recent performances in training has won the heart of Zidane and his coaching staff. As the 2020/21 season is fast approaching, Luka Jovic has been handed a chance at redemption by Zinedine Zidane.
The former Benfica man performs at his very best when deployed in the centre and along with support from the wings to feed him goal scoring chances in the box. His impressive physique and athleticism allow him to win duels in the air and the player is quite confident in taking on first-time shots as well.
His ability to find deep pockets of space behind the opposition’s defence is what makes him so special in the final third. The Serbian’s vertical and horizontal movement with respect to the opposition defenders and constant run checks allows him to stay onside and make lethal runs behind the defence, such is the quality that Jovic possesses.
The over-reliance on Benzema will have to end soon and Zidane needs to take the weight off his main striker. On the contrary, Jovic is only 22 and is full of energy to secure more game-time. Zidane should reach out to his substitute striker more often, trusting him with the job in hand. The French manager is known for his extraordinary rotation tactics and providing Luka Jovic with ample time in the 2020/21 season might prove to be a pivotal decision to help Real defend their title as La Liga champions and possibly win the Copa del Rey as well.