Jovic does not take flight

The Serbian, despite his good scoring start, failed to make a hole in Hütter's eleven and has six consecutive substitutions since he arrived at Eintracht.

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The goals shone, but the flashes with which Luka Jovic landed again at Eintracht Frankfurt have faded. The Serbian striker, on loan from Real Madrid to the Hessian club, added his sixth consecutive match on the bench this Sunday against Cologne. Since he returned to the banks of the Main, the Balkan has not yet started in Adi Hütter's eleven.

Jovic, 23, played 19 minutes in Eintracht's victory (2-0) against Cologne. He came out replacing the Swiss Djibril Sow still 1-0 on the scoreboard and his performance went practically unnoticed. He did not attempt a shot and lost six balls, according to SofaScore data. A continuous line with his performance in the last three games, in which he has not executed a single shot in 63 minutes on the grass. Since scoring Arminia Bielefeld on January 23, he hasn't kicked again.

A lack of initiative that causes you to maintain a misleading success rate of 75%. Three of the four shots he has tried finished the goal. But beyond that bombastic data, Jovic's contribution is practically inconsequential. Their interventions are scattered across the field, far from the area where it is lethal.

"Of course Luka is not completely happy because he would like to play more. Luka will help us, I'm sure of that," said his coach in statements collected by the German television website Sport 1. Eintracht's next challenge is one of those that attract all the spotlights: on Saturday (15:30) they receive a Bayern crowned as world champion and that arrives launched: full of victories in their last five games in the Bundesliga and with only two goals against. A streak that, with the two of the Club World Cup, extends to seven unbeaten matches. Jovic was not able to mark the Bavarians in his previous three.



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