After a year and a half, 32 games, two goals, and two assists, Luka Jović returned to the place where he played the season of his life in the hope that in the next six months they would wake up the sleeping goal scorer, the same one who ended the 2018/19 Bundesliga competition with 17 goals scored and six assists.
After the promotion at Deutsche Bank Park, which was his home from 2017 to 2019, the Serbian national team member shared with the journalists the reason for his return, his impressions from Madrid, and explained that he does not lack motivation.
"I feel phenomenal and I am really happy to return to Eintracht, a club that has given me a lot. I will be honored to wear the jersey of this club in the coming months." "The reason for returning is simple, Eintracht is in my heart.
I have established a special connection for this club and I think I have decided on the right move. Honestly, I’ve been missing a lot since I left. I will do my best to help the team ", Luka Jovic explained
Luka Jovic on his time in Madrid
The former Red Star player failed to convince Zinedine Zidane that he is currently at the level of Real Madrid's first team, nor that he is capable of being the first replacement for Karim Benzema, but according to him, the period of a year and a half in the Spanish capital was not wasted.
"In Madrid, I matured and evolved as a player. You have to keep in mind that I have not performed constantly for a period of a year and a half and that I will need time to get back on track." "At Real, I had the opportunity to train side by side with some of the best footballers in the world and I am optimistic when I think about returning to Madrid.
I'm sure everything will fall into place. " Unlike the 2018/19 season, Jović will not have a colleague in the attack: Sebastian Haller, or Ante Rebić, but there are colleagues from the national team, Filip Kostić, as well as a good part of those with whom he shared the locker room before leaving for the Pyrenees.
"It is clear that I am still in the contact with several players here in Frankfurt. I have a feeling they're glad I'm back. My motivation is unchanged compared to the first day I wore the Eagles jersey." "At the same time, I will try to forget the previous period, to start from scratch and help the team on the way to achieving its goals.
It is a real pity that the fans will not be able to be at the stadium. In any case, I assure them that I will give myself completely to the team, as I always did, "Jovic concluded.