Real Madrid fans were left fuming after Zinedine Zidane substituted winger Rodrygo for Serbian forward Luka Jovic last night.
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The Brazilian was playing on the right-wing and was replaced by the Serbia international in the 82nd minute for what was a like-for-like switch.
Jovic has struggled since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window. The striker has failed to score in any of his nine appearances in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
His move to the Spanish capital came about after a sensational season with Eintracht Frankfurt last campaign. He scored 27 goals in all competitions for the German club earning him a move in excess of £50m (via BBC). However, in 48 appearances, not a single one of them came on the flanks for the Bundesliga side.
Jovic has suffered from a lack of regular game time in the number nine role as the Real fans took to Twitter to display their dismay at his substitution last night.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Santiago Bernabeu faithful:
Zidane is literally going the same mistake he did last week
— boitumelo (@boits0) October 22, 2019
Put jovic as a winger. What a strategy bos
— Papara(m)zy (@konglosenen) October 22, 2019
Excuse me what? Why is Benzema still in the pitch? Zidane’s favouritism is really showing. We have no winger in the pitch right now other than Vini with bo proper formation. Our manager is really tryna play Jovic as a winger again. Absolutely laughable.
— Nicolas Garcia (@theviciouskd) October 22, 2019
This team is useless
— Midas ❁ (@Midas_______) October 22, 2019
Poor changes smh
— Ṩ†eveͥ7vͣeͫή (@1RealHighest) October 22, 2019
Jovic in the right wing. Love Zidane but if he gets sacked it’s all on him
— lv (@lvpremelv) October 22, 2019
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