Juve: Vlahovic already lost the smile

After a great start, Dusan Vlahovic is marking time with Juventus. Not really helped by the minimalist tactics of Massimiliano Allegri, the Serbian striker will have to do violence to dispel the first doubts.

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Vlahovic drags feet Turin…

Standard pressure. This is how Dusan Vlahovic (22) feels since January. Indeed, the Serbian striker, transferred from Fiorentina to Juventus for 81.6 million euros, is seen as the Messiah by the fans of the Old Lady, waiting for a scorer of international caliber since the departure of Gonzalo Higuain. And it is clear that the first steps of the young center forward are not up to expectations.

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After a great start, with a first goal for his first appearance against Hellas (2-0), in Serie A, and an express achievement against Villarreal (1-1), in the Champions League, the former player of the Viola lowered her foot seriously. In 18 games, he scored only 7 goals. A record far from infamous for a player who arrived during the exercise, but we are far, very far from his 20 goals in 24 games with the Fio in the first half of the season.

Good finisher that he is, Vlahovic is inevitably frustrated by the situation. Not really helped by Massimiliano Allegri and his minimalist tactics, the former Partizan Belgrade goleador did not hesitate to show his annoyance in the last two games (Venice, Genoa) after being substituted at the start of the last quarter of an hour. A management of the Italian coach very different from that of Vincenzo Italiano, with whom Vlahovic got along wonderfully.

Vlahovic like Ibrahimovic?

In order to reassure everyone, the director general of the Old Lady, Maurizio Arrivabene, took the floor to refute the idea of ​​a possible departure of the sniper from Belgrade. We will not discuss for Vlahovic. I remind Juventus fans that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was criticized in his first year at Juventus and then exploded the following season warned the leader for the Italian press.

We just have to trust the player, give him time and Vlahovic will show his worth and I think he has already done that. There’s no doubt about it , added the representative of the Turin team. What convince the fans? Some have not forgotten that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s second and final season was precisely his worst (10 goals in 47 games) in the last 20 years. It’s up to Vlahovic to do much better.

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