Luka Jovic is one of the best stars of Eintracht Frankfurt this season. With 25 goals in 43 competitive matches, the 21-year-old has shot Hessen in the Champions League field and aroused wishes in many clubs in Europe.
Jovic with initial problems in Frankfurt
But the start at Eintracht was not easy for the Serbian, who was loaned by Benfica last season. At first, coach Niko Kovac relied on other players, leaving the striker in the first round only about 250 minutes on the field.
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It was not until the second half of the season when the young man finally passed and developed a superior performance. Jovic thanked Kovac with seven goals and an assist in fourteen rounds of play.
The fact that Jovic kicked at Eintracht at this point, he probably owes his father Milan. At the portrait Father Jovic told how Kovac motivated his son and what he promised him.
During a meeting with Fredi Bobic and Niko Kovac, the coach explained his plan. "I just try to tease him, he can get mad at me, think of me, whatever he wants, I want to take him to the limit of my provocative way, so he knows he's not there just to play well on duty of the crew ".
Kovac: "It will make him the best player in the world"
The Bayern coach today went even further. "He said," Give me your son and I will make him the best player in the world! "I said I trusted him, so it was like that," recalls Luke's father. Your son owes much to Kovac. "He washed his head," said Milan Jovic.
His former youth coach at Red Star Belgrade, Tomislav Milicevic, recalled the weaknesses of the shooting star in Frankfurt: "He has that feeling for graduation, his nose for free space and for standing up, but he runs to the modern football today, very little. "
The fact that this no longer applies today proves the score week after week in the Bundesliga. Niko Kovac's plan at the time seems to work – and the current Eintracht coach, Adi Hüter, will continue to develop his attacker.