It was the fifth league goal for the Serbian striker this season, and interestingly, he scored all of them in the last seven matches he played. Although he doesn’t have much playing time in the Milan team, Jovic has found his goal-scoring form for the first time since leaving Eintracht, a form that is talked about across Europe.
This is the kind of form that led Real Madrid to buy him, where he was initially meant to be a substitute and later Benzema’s successor. At that time he wasn’t ready, but now it’s clear – Luka Jovic can be the deadliest striker in Europe when given the opportunity from the bench.
Against Frosinone, he got ten minutes on the field and scored a goal, and two rounds earlier, he equalized against Udinese after eight minutes on the field, signaling a comeback for Milan. In this successful streak of Luka Jovic, his first match this season against Frosinone stands out when he started – he spent 85 minutes on the field and scored a goal and provided an assist, indicating that his performance increases with the minutes given to him by Pioli.
The same happened in the Italian Cup when he led Milan’s attack against Cagliari, scoring two goals and taking the team to the next stage of the competition. However, Jovic doesn’t have to be a starter at all costs for Milan – previous matches have shown that he excels when coming off the bench and has enough time to “read” the opposing defenses before confronting them.
Reading the game has always been one of Luka Jovic’s strong suits. The former Red Star Belgrade striker was known for his lethal goal-scoring instinct and fantastic movements in the penalty area.
He knew where he wanted to lead his markers on the pitch, how to escape from there, and find himself in a scoring chance, and he was most effective in crowded areas inside the box – just like he did on Saturday night. Jovic is the type of clever striker who will deceive his marker with small tricks, making scoring a goal an easier job, and now he is back in that role for the first time since impressing the whole of Germany and the footballing Europe at Eintracht.
In the meantime, Jovic wandered, didn’t adapt in Madrid, and had huge problems at Fiorentina… Just a few months ago, he was a spectator at the “Rajko Mitić” stadium as Red Star convincingly defeated the team from Florence (5:0), before Fiorentina let him go to Milan without compensation. It will turn out to be a mistake, as they did not know how to utilize the qualities of the once most talented European striker in Tuscany.
Source: Mondo, D.