Ancelotti revealed the reason for ignoring Jovic

07 Feb 2022 | 03:58 | Football

Carlo Ancelotti shared after the win over Granada about ignoring Luka Jovic.

Real Madrid had a difficult test against Granada  this morning. Although Karim Benzema was one of the absentees, Luka Jovic was still not able to play in the first place. Carlo Ancelotti applied a virtual 9 scheme and put the Serbian star on the bench even though Real desperately needed a killer model in the penalty area. Before Bilbao in the King’s Cup of Spain, Jovic was similarly rejected.

This makes some Real fans feel curious about Jovic’s situation at the Bernabeu. Explaining the neglect for the former Frankfurt player, Ancelotti shared:

Ancelotti revealed the reason for not using Jovic - Football

 Ancelotti explains ignoring Jovic.

Jovic has not found the best physical foundation after COVID-19 . Instead of using Jovic from the beginning, I think I should rely on Isco. Isco can work into the gaps in your team’s defense even when he’s not producing as good a goal output as Jovic.”

“However, in the next matches, I can still use Jovic. Jovic did a great job coming on, bringing energy to the attack.”

Jovic will have to work hard in the context of Benzema missing the first exam due to injury. From the beginning of the season to the present, the striker born in 1997 has only scored 1 goal and contributed 2 assists after 16 matches in all competitions.