Jovic’s step back

Luka Jovic has an extra life with Ancelotti. The Italian coach arrived last summer with a clear idea: exploit the young talent that Real Madrid has signed in recent years. In these first games, that work has begun to bear fruit, because Vinicius has taken the step forward that was expected, Valverde is indisputable in the middle, Militao in defense and Rodrygo also begins to appear as a decisive player.

Carletto He has offered them confidence, minutes and has bet on them, but he knows that he still has work ahead of him. One of his pending accounts is to recover Luka Jovic. The coach knows that he will need the Serbian throughout the course to give Benzema a break, who at 33 is experiencing the best moment of his sports career, but who no longer has national team breaks to rest.

At the moment, Jovic’s prominence suggests that there is little confidence on the part of the coach: 31 minutes spread over four games, in which he has not scored or assisted. A residual participation that has been caused more by Benzema’s great moment of form than by lack of understanding with the new coach.

Ancelotti himself took advantage of the press conference after the match against Mallorca to explain the situation of the Serbian: “Clearly at this moment Karim is very well. Thinking that he has scored eight goals can make us forget that he is playing very well for the team, assisting… He not only scores, he is complete. When he is tired we are going to put Jovic in, who is doing very well. It is a difficult competition for Jovic, but what little he plays he is doing very well. Today (for the game against Mallorca), against Valencia. When Karim needs rest, he will play ”.

However, despite the praise, Jovic took a step back against Villarreal again. The forward did not play a single minute in a strange movement of Ancelotti who recognized after the game that the plan was to look for lateral centers. Nonetheless, decided to leave a born auctioneer like the former Eintracht on the bench, who brushed the goal against Mallorca last Wednesday precisely, hunting two centers from the wings.

At the club, the work that Ancelotti is doing with the young people is excited and they trust that the Italian’s hand will also have an effect with Jovic, a player for whom they made a strong bet in the summer of 2019 (60 million euros) and who think that, at only 23 years old, he still has time to triumph in white.