lUka Jovic started his Fiorentina career in stunning fashion, scoring four goals against Royal Vicenza.
In his first friendly against the Italian side, the Serbian striker surpassed a measly three goals in the 51 games he scored. RealMadrid.
Nor did he score in his seven friendlies against Los Blancos, in stark contrast to a day at Campo Sportivo Carlo Benatti in mountainous Moena, in the province of Trento.
With the number 21 on his back, Jović scored his four goals just 45 minutes into the break at half-time.
The striker scored from the penalty spot, then another in the box, followed by a header and finished with a beautiful 84th-minute thrashing of Real Vicenza in a 7-0 thrashing.
He also had a chance to add to the score, but the opponent’s goalkeeper stopped him in stoppage time.
It was a remarkable debut at the gate with four goals in 28 minutes for Jovic, who is looking to regain his best form in Florence after a quiet and inconsistent campaign at the Bernabéu, which he put an end to in this transfer window.
He played only 19 games (549 minutes) in which he scored one goal and provided three assists under Carlo Anchelotti. Now the Serbian has started strongly at Fiorentina after three seasons without being seen in Madrid.
Jovic, 24, with a World Cup on the horizon in Qatar, wants to restore his fire in Italy.
“It was a step that I needed in my career. I like Italian football and I think I can adapt well in the team,” he said at the opening.
“Serie A is very interesting, many top teams are fighting for the first places in the standings. I want us to be there.”
He’s off to a good start.