The Serbian’s talent is undeniable, but the numbers beg to differ. With one goal in the last six games and a match, the Derby d’Italia, he was anonymous. Amid the Nerazzurri traffic congestion and between the coils of Milan Skriniar, from which he was only able to extract himself once. Dusan Vlahovic seemed to have returned to “normal.”
According to Calciomercato.com, instead of making a jump in quality owing to him, Juventus is pulling even the Serbian center-forward into its incompleteness, the one who looked destined to transform the fortunes of the squad from the first game with his new club. To make it a winner and flip the page after CR7’s departure, owing especially to the obvious investment to make him the protagonist of the new team cycle. In fact, the beginning appeared to be more than reassuring. However, Juventus’ scoring woes did not go away; they resurfaced quickly, most notably in the two games that may have marked a turning point in the season, first against Villarreal and then against Inter.
Juventus is looking towards Nicolò Zaniolo from Roma in the summer to support Vlahovic and hopefully get him back to his old firing ways. The harsh fact is that Dusan Vlahovic did not alter the Old Lady, or perhaps he did not turn it into a winner. Of course, it will take time, but it is apparent that in these first two months under the shadow of the Mole, the threat of the former Viola has steadily lessened, to the point where he has recorded a game without even a shot on goal. Has Juve transformed him? That is not the case, and it cannot be the case. Against Inter, though, it appeared to be the case.