Jovic says he couldn’t believe Madrid want him and thought his agent was teasing

Luka Jovic has revealed that when he was told about interest from Real Madrid he couldn’t believe it and thought his agent was teasing.

Real Madrid paid 60 million euros to bring Jovic to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt after he had bagged 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches.

“My agent called me and told me that Real Madrid had called, and that they love me,” Jovic said. “I replied, ‘don’t tease me, please’.”

“But he said yes, there is an offer and I should think about it. Of course I said yes and I don’t think it was a mistake because the biggest team in the world only call once.”

Despite that high of signing for Real Madrid, Jovic’s career in Spain hasn’t started as well as he would have liked, as he has scored just once in LaLiga Santander this season.

“In my country [Serbia], I still think there is a negative attitude when talking about my form at Real Madrid,” Jovic continued.

“But I’m convinced I’ll do well and that I will prove I am a Real Madrid player, as I have the quality.

“I don’t use social media much, and I only have Instagram. If I’m honest, I am only focussed on football and my fitness.

“I am in the middle of a hard adaptation period, so I have to work harder.”

There are several aspects of life at Real Madrid which Jovic enjoys, the main one being the start time for training.

“The most important thing here [at Real Madrid] is that you don’t have to get up early for training,” Jovic stated, “so that helps.

“Throughout my life I have had insomnia and trouble sleeping. I get up, have breakfast and go to training.

“Training is much more pleasant than in Germany, so I enjoy it more too. Then after the session you can continue practicing on the pitches, or get massage treatments.

“And we usually have afternoons free.”