Radonjic, the exciting start, then the decline: it is the “defect” that Juric must correct

The Serbian impressed everyone in the first few outings, but something is breaking. Against Sassuolo he appeared to have little confidence

A sparkling start, some shadows in the latest releases. Nemanja Radonjic he had surprised everyone at his seasonal debut with Palermo. As an object of the mystery, he immediately turned out to be a whimsical player that Toro can seriously count on for the rest of the season. The signs then found confirmation in the following issues. A beautiful player, able to jump the man with great ease. In Monza he put a hand on the first goal recovering the ball on the opponent’s trocar, before Miranchuk wet his debut in the grenade ending up among the scorers. With Lazio he didn’t make an impact, but he gave his audience some flashes that turn into concretization in the away match in Cremona. He is clearly the best in the field, with the assist for the goal by Vlasic and the splendid doubling by his own signature, after the combination with Vojvoda. The highest point reached so far since he wore the grenade. From that race on he appeared a bit more exhausted.

Radonjic, for Juric “his story is like this”

In the defeat of Bergamo, Juric allowed him only a quarter of an hour of play. From that on with Lecce we saw another Radonjic. More in difficulty to create numerical superiority with his bets and to make himself decisive. So in Milan, as in the last one with Sassuolo. The quality in the touch of the Serbian is not lacking, but it is a bit ‘an end in itself. There is little of the gracefulness with which he expressed himself in particular in one-on-one, in the presence of the opposing scorers. To confirm the poor moment of form is the opportunity that happens to him on the feet at 58 ‘on the ball of Lukic, in which he arrives badly on the ball and kicks badly. Probably at another juncture of the season he would have done better. So far nothing differs from the type of player Radonjic is. Wonderful when in the day, which is why it is profoundly discontinuous. “He plays certain games in which he seems to be able to make a difference and others in which it really hurts” – Juric said at the end of Torino-Sassuolo – “We try to make him a stable player through workbut its history is like this “. We will therefore see if at the end of the season the technician will be right, or if Radonjic will find the ideal environment in Turin to find the right balance in performance.

Nemanja Radonjic
Nemanja Radonjic

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