Luka Jovic he continues to be immersed in a vicious circle from which he seems unable to escape. The forward, who has not taken advantage of Zidane’s confidence in this start of the League, he did not play a single minute in his team’s game against Norway. A situation that is not alien to him, far from it.
The player is going through a crisis both at Real Madrid and with his national team. A year after his last call-up, the forward received in September with great enthusiasm the call of the Serbian coach Tumbakovic, who returned to include him in a call-up so long later. However, since that call, the forward has not played a minute in the three international matches played to date: zero minutes against Russia, Turkey and Norway. Pure and hard ostracism.
At Real Madrid, the story is not very different either. His two starts against Betis and Valladolid were a mirage, a glass of water in the middle of the desert in which Jovic has become accustomed to living in Chamartín. In the absence of a goal from the team, Zidane bet in both games for the Benzema-Jovic couple, but without any success. The Serbian could neither score nor convince, something that cost him his umpteenth substitution against Levante, in the best offensive duel so far this season for the whites.
Will have opportunities to retaliate
The next few days are presented as an opportunity for Jovic to vindicate himself. He could do it with Serbia this Sunday, in the game against Hungary in Belgrade and also next Wednesday in his team’s match against Turkey. It will be more complicated in Madrid after wasting Zidane’s opportunities, but the season is long and the forward continues to be the alternative to Benzema after the departure of Borja Mayoral and the situation of Mariano.
After a very bad first season in white, Luka Jovic is working to get out of his particular spiral and become important in his national team again, as well as to gain the trust of a Zinedine Zidane who has not been convinced at this start of the campaign.