Bad luck and lack of trust? Madridista breaks down Jovic's Real Madrid career game by game

Bad luck and lack of trust? Madridista breaks down Jovic's Real Madrid career game by game

What we remember most about Luka Jovic is him being benched or injured.

However, there were some real positives about his display you might've forgotten – and Reddit user Ranzjit has broken down Luka's career in lots of pieces to recall it in the best possible way.

🏡June 4, 2019: Arrived at Real Madrid

⚽️ 2019/20 season

  • 9 minutes vs Celta Vigo.
  • 22 minutes vs Valladolid, hit the bar with a header.
  • 👍 Started against Villarreal, played for 68 minutes, created Bale's first goal with a backheel pass.
  • 7 minutes vs Levante.
  • 20 minutes vs PSG. Came on when we were losing 2-0.
  • Benched against Sevilla.
  • Played a complete game vs Osasuna. Missed one easy chance, missed one half-chance, scored a goal which was ruled out as he was a fraction offside.
  • 2 minutes vs Atletico Madrid.
  • Benched against Club Brugge and Granada.
  • Started vs Mallorca after the international break. Started out of position as a right winger. Ignored a lot in the game, subbed off after 66 minutes.
  • 8 minutes vs Galatasaray.
  • 👍 20 minutes vs Leganes, scored his first Real Madrid goal.
  • 7 minutes in his next game against Betis.
  • Benched in a 6-0 win against Galatasaray.
  • 🤕 Missed the Eibar game due to hip issues.
  • Zero minutes against Real Sociedad, PSG, Alaves, Espanyol.
  • 👍 Started against Club Brugge in a dead-rubber UCL game. Involved in Vinicius' goal. Subbed off after 77 minutes.
  • 9 minutes against Valencia. Scored an offside goal.
  • Benched against Barcelona.
  • 18 minutes against Bilbao, hit the post with a header.
  • 9 minutes against Getafe.
  • 👍 Started against Valencia in Supercopa. Subbed off after 83 minutes. Isolated in a 4-5-1 formation. Assisted Luka Modric.
  • Started the Supercopa final against Atletico. Bad first half. Active in the second half, subbed off after 83 minutes.
  • 👍 Started vs Sevilla. Assisted Casemiro's goal with a backheel flick. Subbed off after 62 minutes.
  • Didn't start a Copa Del Rey game against a 3rd division team, Unionistas de Salamanca. Got 15 minutes in the second half. Hit the post.
  • 1 minute against Real Valladolid.
  • Started and got 73 minutes against Real Zaragoza. Poor game.
  • Zero minutes against Atletico Madrid.
  • 14 minutes against Real Sociedad in Copa Del Rey.
  • 👍 2 minutes against Osasuna. Scored a thunderous left-footed volley.
  • Zero minutes against Celta Vigo, out of the squad vs Levante.
  • 6 minutes against Manchester City.
  • Left out of the Matchday squad against Barcelona and Real Betis (he wasn't injured).
  • 🤕 Missed games against Eibar, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Mallorca, Espanyol due to a foot fracture.
  • 🤕 Zero minutes against Getafe, 1 minute against Bilbao, missed games against Alaves and Granada as he was quarantined after his friend tested COVID positive.
  • Zero minutes against Villarreal.
  • Didn't start the dead-rubber game against Leganes (Benzema started in hope of scoring 4 goals and clinching Pichichi). Got 29 minutes, ignored by his teammates.
  • 6 minutes against Manchester City, a game which we were losing.

⚽️ 2020/21 season

  • Zero minutes vs Real Sociedad.
  • 👍 Started vs Real Betis. His movement was important in 2 goals scored. Subbed off after 72 minutes.
  • 👍 Started vs Real Valladolid. Had a better game, but was subbed off after 58 minutes.
  • Zero minutes against Levante.
  • 12 minutes against Cadiz. Scored a goal, ruled out as Benzema was offside in the buildup.
  • Started against Shakhtar. Subbed off after 59 minutes. Had a very bad game.
  • Zero minutes against Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach, Huesca, Inter Milan.
  • 7 minutes against Valencia. Mariano was subbed on ahead of him.
  • 👍👍👍 International break: scored 3 goals, got 2 assists for Serbia.
  • 🤒 Tested positive for COVID-19: Missed games against Villarreal, Inter Milan, Alaves, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Sevilla.
  • 🤕 Missed games against Borussia Monchengladbach, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao due to tendonitis in adductor muscle.
  • Zero minutes against Eibar, Granada, Elche, Celta Vigo.
  • 🤕 Didn't travel for the Osasuna game due to muscle overload.

✈️ January 14: About to leave for Eintracht Frankfurt on a dry loan.

👉 So since his arrival, Luca Jovic has had:

  • 7 injuries.
  • 20 games out of 63 possible where he played no more than 15 mins.
  • 14 games in which he was very active and had scoring chances (or actually converted some of them).

"Different people say different things about Jovic's career. Few say he had attitude problems, few say Zidane didn't use him the right way, few say he was unlucky, and some say he is a s**t player.

"Here is his Real Madrid career presented as a timeline. Judge him on your own.

"For me, it's a mixture of a 60 million player not being treated the right way, a manager not trusting a big-money signing, injuries disturbing a player's career, and a case of an unlucky player," the user concludes.

Do you think the club were wrong to treat him this way? Should the coaching staff usually give Luka more game time than just a few minutes per match?

AuthorKosta KönigSourceRanzjit @ Reddit