Luka Jovic He still does not lift his head. With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, The forward had more hopes of having minutes in the white team, but these also do not come when they take played 13 games this season. He has been called up in ten games and has appeared in five, with only 60 minutes. Solo Antonio Blanco and Marcelo They have played less than him, without forgetting the two footballers who remain to debut: Mariano and Lunin.
The image of Jovic warming up on the band before Osasuna not to leave for a minute despite the fact that Madrid was unable to tear down Osasuna’s wall was one of the most commented. The forward had been called up after his absence in the last two games for a blow, but was left with the desire to take the field. In search of a goal that did not arrive, the technician gave entrance to Hazard, Rodrygo and Marcelo.
If Ancelotti has something with Jovic, the calendar should give a clue. Before you measure yourself at Sevilla, Madrid has to play in Elche this saturday and on Granada and receive the Lightning. After a tight schedule, the coach will be able to give minutes to those who have appeared the least and one of them is Jovic, Karim Benzema’s natural replacement.
However, so far, Carlo has had other alternatives in attack. And Karim has been irreplaceable since it is the only one next to Militao and Courtois himself that adds ten games although with eleven minutes less than the central and the goalkeeper.
Jovic’s appearances have been testimonial except for the half an hour into the loss to Espanyol at Cornell. There is not much time left for the Serbian, entering his third season at Real Madrid. Last year he left on loan to Eintracht in January, from where he came to the white club in the summer of 2019, because he barely played with Zidane. In his first year he did not do it in excess either, with two goals in just 17 games, and another third year without prominence may be definitive.
In its favor, however, is that Benzema this season has games with France once he has returned to his country and perhaps Ancelotti will have to give him some rest game. Next, this same November, in which Karim has two qualifying duels for the Qatar World Cup in view of Kazakhstan and Finland, the 13th and the 16th respectively. Against him, that Karim has almost all the ballots to win his first Pichichi in the League and he will not want to miss many games.