Luka Jovic was decisive again for AC Milan during last night’s Coppa Italia win over Cagliari and his recent form has sent a message to the management, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com report that Stefano Pioli never stopped believing in his potential, stating after the game: “He has great qualities, he must believe in them even more. He arrived when he wasn’t in good condition, now he’s well physically and mentally, he must insist and continue with these ambitions and motivations.”
His two goals yesterday evening fully demonstrate the potential and technical ability of a player who, in the past, has amply demonstrated that he deserves a top club like Milan, after his form at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Against Cagliari he showed off his footballing ability with his touch to bring down Theo Hernandez’s cross, plus his determination and movement for the second goal which again came thanks to a feed from Theo.
Since the beginning of last month, Jovic has scored the most goals in all competitions of any Serie A player with five. Counting his assist against Frosinone back on 2 December, he has six goal contributions in his last 215 minutes played, an average goal contribution of one every 36 minutes.
Jovic is playing for his future at Milan given he signed an initial deal until June 2024, but these performances aim to convince Pioli on the one hand to give him more playing time in the league too and on the other the Milan management to trust him.
That could mean abandoning the idea of a move for Serhou Guirassy first and foremost. With Jovic playing like this, there is less insistence to try and sign the Stuttgart centre-forward but the pursuit had already become complicated due to the competition from the Premier League and the elimination of the Growth Decree.