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Luka Jovic: “I sometimes watch videos of myself from last year and ask, ‘what happened?’

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The Serbian striker reflected on a tough six months, but revealed his determination to turn the situation around

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Luka Jovic has scored one goal for Real Madrid. It has been an underwhelming return. The striker admitted as much when speaking with a Serbian channel, Sports Afternoons with Kristina.

“I’m not happy with the season I’m having, at least up to this point. Mainly because I can be much better. Sometimes on YouTube I see videos of me from last year and I ask myself ‘what happened?’”

“But we all know the pressure at Real Madrid is huge, even more so if you’re only 21 and they payed €60M for you. I have fought until now without success. But hope the situation changes” he revealed.

Despite the tough luck and the difficult start to his Real Madrid career, Jovic is adamant that his talent will shine through. “In Serbia, I still feel that there is a lot of negativity when talking about my game at Real Madrid,” he said.

”But I am convinced that I will do well and that I will show that I am a Real Madrid player because I have the quality and talent to be here”.

Jovic believes in himself and so does his manager. The Serbian revealed earlier this season, that Zidane pushed for his signing. In a pre-match press conference during the Spanish Cup knockout phases in Saudi Arabia, Zidane was bullish on the Serb’s Real Madrid career. “He is the future,” Zidane told reporters. ”He has to be calm. He is learning and adapting. He will score a lot of goals for Real Madrid. We’ve backed him and you have to be calm with him.”

Jovic may get his next opportunity to shine with the upcoming Copa Del Rey match vs Real Sociedad on Thursday evening. Real Madrid are starting to enter the final phase of the season and will need the Serbian to step up with some more goals in order to ensure silverware arrives at the Bernabeu this season.