Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic has received high praise after stunning return to Germany.
Eintracht Frankfurt acquired the striker on loan from Real for the remainder of the campaign.
In his first game back, Jovic struck the back of the net twice to help his team win 3-1 against FC Schalke. Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Adi Hutter claimed that the striker’s talents are world-class which is hardly accepted back at Madrid.
“Strikers are always a bit egotistical, but when it is about the team or Eintracht Frankfurt, everyone puts their ego aside,” Hutter told reporters.
“Luka [Jovic] does that sovereignly. When you bring back someone who had his best time here and scored 27 goals in a year, then gets loaned out and scores two goals in 32 games, and then comes back and scores two goals in about 25 minutes, it’s logical that the attention is more on that than on Andre Silva’s 12th goal of the season.
“But when you hear Luka’s statements that it is an honour for him to play in a team with Andre, it shows the greatness and character of Luka and it shows the respect he has for Andre Silva. I have spoken to Andre before and he said that competition is very important for him and that quality in the team is important. That doesn’t bother him at all.
“I also can’t imagine that Andre Silva, who has previously played for Milan and Sevilla, can’t handle competition. I think he has also seen that Luka is another striker with whom he can harmonise.
“As always, I’m keeping a low profile. He [Luka Jovic] has shown in this short season that he is an absolute world-class striker with a high calibre. We’ll leave it open as to whether he’ll play from the start [against Freiburg].”