Jovic talks Conference League ambitions and why Fiorentina after Real Madrid experience

Luka Jovic explained why he decided to join Fiorentina after three years with Real Madrid and his desire to win the Conference League next season.

The 24-year-old Serbian forward joined the Viola earlier this month on a free transfer after leaving Los Blancos, signing a two-year deal with an option for a further two with the Florence club. Expectations for Jovic are fairly high after a difficult period in the Spanish capital.

Speaking to DAZN, Jovic first discussed the goals for next season and his desire to impress his new fans.

“I don’t know how much I can talk about next season’s goals, but I would like to win the Conference League. The Viola fans deserve a lot of success, Fiorentina made it to Europe and it’s time to stay there consistently. 

“We’re training as best we can for the start of next season, it takes time for a player to get used to the concepts of a new role. I wore the Real shirt for three years, I was able to work with the best players and coaches in the world. I learned a lot and gained experience.”

The 24-year-old then explained why he chose Fiorentina over the other interested clubs.

“For several reasons. The most important were ambitions and that the coach plays an attacking football. Fiorentina are one of the few teams in Italy that plays attacking football. 

“As you know many Balkan players have played in Florence, and now there are three more Serb. I can only hope to replicate the successes of the past. 

“I needed to train with such a coach, who would push you to work so hard. We hope to do great things together.”

During his time contracted to Real Madrid, Jovic made 51 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals and providing five assists. He ultimately failed to live up to his €63m price tag and was one of Los Blancos’ more expensive transfer misfires in recent years.

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