What’s going on with Dusan Vlahovic, the media in Serbia and Italy are wondering after the centre-forward and goal terminator recorded a fifth straight game without a goal. What’s more, in the 4-1 defeat of Sweden in the Nations League in Belgrade on Saturday, the back nine looked unsure in front of goal – something that is a far cry from the association with Vlahovic’s name.
“Someone has cast a spell on him,” the media in Serbia wrote today, and apparently everyone is crossing their fingers that Dušan somehow sends the ball into the goal and “uncorks”. His streak is 4 games for Juve and one for the national team without a goal, having previously gone 4 from 4 for the “old lady” at the start of the season, but – note – only one of those goals came from play. Two were from direct free kicks, one from a penalty.
There is no crisis to speak of, but by the standards he has set around himself, it is clear that there are questions about his form.
“He works extremely hard for the team and criticism of him is downright ridiculous – defended the player Dragan Stojkovic, the coach of the Serbians. – He passed for a goal and did not stop moving in attack. With him and Mitrovic, we have wealth in attack.”
English football star Mitro scored three goals against the Swedes.
Vlahovic will have another chance to remove the “black magic” against Norway in Oslo on Tuesday, when it is the last game of the group of the Serbs in the League of Nations tournament. If not, next Sunday at the “Juventus Stadium” comes one of the weakest defensive teams of the season in Serie A – Bologna, which is also a good opportunity.