Luka Jovic has laughed off rumours suggesting that he will be heading out on loan this season, via Live Soccer TV.
The Serbian joined Los Blancos from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported €60m in June, having impressed for the Bundesliga outfit last term.
Jovic scored 27 goals and provided a further seven assists for the Germans last season, but has reportedly failed to impress manager Zinedine Zidane throughout pre-season.
Because of this, reports suggested that the 21-year-old marksman could be loaned out for the campaign to gain valuable first-team football elsewhere.
However, those reports have been rubbished by the player; in a recent interview with Serbian publication Novosti (via Live Soccer TV), the forward said:
“[Zidane] believes in me and his story has not changed during this time as we work together.”
“I am learning from him day by day, which I am very pleased with, because he, as a player and as a coach, is at the very top of world football.
“[The media] always make me laugh,” he added.
“[They] will always deal with such stories [about me leaving Real Madrid]. I have been used to all kinds of comments since the beginning of my senior career, I have come to terms with the fact that there can always be those comments. Time will tell what is true.
“I’m ready to give the maximum and offer everything I can. I don’t even expect to play all of the games right away. However, through work and effort, I will reach my goal.
“I am pleased with the way the [club] have accepted me, I wish I could have scored at the start, but I am in no hurry. I know my [time] will come.
“It takes time to adjust to the club, the players, the style of play itself. I prefer to constantly contribute to my team and grow with it than to shine in a few games without me being anywhere. Each of us is different, adapting in different ways.”
With Karim Benzema as the only other out-and-out striker available to Madrid this season, there will definitely be plenty of opportunities for the former Benfica man at the Bernabeu as the campaign progresses.
He showed his qualities last season by bagging 17 league goals, and at just 21 years of age, looks to have a promising future ahead of him under the guidance of Zidane, one of the world’s best ever footballers.
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