Luka Jovic recently made a dream comeback on the Bundesliga stage with Eintracht Frankfurt, after a difficult stint at Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old Serbian formed close ties with Milan’s Ante Rebic ever since first crossing paths with the Croatian during their time together in West Germany, where they spent two years together, from 2017 to 2019 – until both parted ways to see their footballing future at two of Europe’s most successful clubs.
During his recent interview with German outlet BILD, (via MilanLive), he said: “I was missing the Bundesliga and I’m happy to be able to wear the Eintracht Frankfurt shirt again. I only played 100 minutes and I’m working hard to get more physical. But I’m ready for all the games that await me.”
Jovic has already taken huge strides after scoring three times in five appearances since his return, more than he could ever muster in 32 appearance for Madrid.
The 27-year old Rebic is somewhat of a big brother to Jovic, having guided the young Frankfurt forward during their time together. Alongside Sebastian Haller, Jovic and Rebic established a commendable front three to usurp defenses.
Speaking of their relationship, Jovic said: “Rebic and Haller, I certainly miss them. We had a wonderful time together, creating something historic for Frankfurt. But now there are other strong players here who deserve to do the same.”
The three were instrumental in leading Eintracht Frankfurt all the way to the UEFA Europa League semi-final in 2018-19. They eventually fell out to eventual champions Chelsea on penalties after extra time.
Rebic returned on-field after a prolonged absence due to injury and coronavirus, by scoring a stunning brace within 69 seconds against Crotone in Milan’s 4-0 victory.