Jovic's time

He has not played for almost a month, but now three games arrive in which he will have opportunities and must claim his worth as a companion to Benzema.


It's Jovic's time. The Serbian striker is not living the landing he expected at Real Madrid, neither for opportunities received nor for his personal performance, but he has before him several opportunities to change his luck. Three specifically, with its own name: Alavés, Espanyol and Bruges. The next three games of Madrid will offer opportunities to Zidane to make rotations and give new opportunities to Plan B, practically disappeared since the debacle of Mallorca; and Hazard's injury opens a small window of opportunity for Jovic to sneak in and start doing what he does best: goals.

Jovic will not remember this November 2019 with much affection: he has not played since day 2, at Real Madrid-Betis that finished 0-0, and that day he only played seven minutes. Days before he had finally scored his first goal with Madrid in the win against Leganés (5-0), but he has barely enjoyed opportunities again; the huge moment that Benzema is going through, Hazard's growth in recent games and Rodrygo's emergence have certainly not helped the former Eintracht. His numbers attest to this: he has a goal scored in 319 minutes; He is the 19th player in the Zidane minutes cast so far.

The Bruges game is practically assured: Madrid is already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and will pass safely as second, because it has no mathematical options to tackle the first place occupied by the PSG. Hence, Zidane will reserve several headlines in that match; Probably several heavyweights will not even travel to Belgium and it will be the opportunity for the Jovics, James, Odriozola, Isco, Militao, Mendy ... to prove their worth and put Zidane in a bind.

Less placid that this match seems like the exit to Mendizorroza, but there are also opportunities for Jovic. And the match against Espanyol has all the conditions for Zidane to make some rotations: the parakeets are in the relegation zone and have not won at the Bernabéu in the League since 1996; since that game, 20 wins and three draws is the balance of the duel against the locals.

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