Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has maintained that Serbian striker Luka Jovic still has a future at the club as reports continue to link him with a move away from the Spanish capital.
The forward has struggled since his big-money move in the summer from Eintracht Frankfurt and has scored just one goal in 13 appearances for the club.
The player has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United with the English clubs reportedly keen on having him on a loan deal in January.
Zidane, however, believes the attacker’s future lies in Madrid and has backed him to improve.
“He (Jovic) is not lost. He played well [v Galatasaray], but it is true that he has not played a lot so far this season. He is a player that needs to play a lot to play well.”
“There is no problem with him, and he must keep working hard. There is no problem with him, and he must keep working hard, “he said.
Zidane further alluded that the attacker will see more playtime in the near future.
” At the moment the difficulty lies with me, as I cannot find a place for him, but he must be ready to play when he is needed. Hopefully, he will get more game time in the coming weeks.”