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Yesterday’s match between Newcastle and Manchester City was especially interesting for the AS Roma fans. Yes, because recent transfer market rumors are stating of the great Sabatini’s interset in Stevan Jovetic, Manchester City’s forward. Most of us still remember Jovetic’s great performances with Fiorentina and his incredible creativity and talent.
Let’s check together if Stevan Jovetic is still the great player he was and how he played against Newcastle…
An important data to highlight is Jovetic passages while Manchester City were developing their offensive tactic. Jovetic successfully completed 13 out of 19 passages especially while he was covering the two sides of the pitch. Thanks to these passages he was also able, for 3 times, to make final passages for his teammates and create danger in the opposing defense.
It is interesting to highlight that Stevan Jovetic likes to touch the ball often because of his soft touch and speed of thought. In particular he likes to interact with players like himself such as David Silva and Edin Dzeko with which yesterday he proficiently exchanged 8 passages, and with Samir Nasri (6 successful passages) especially on the top-right side of the pitch.
These data are interesting analyzing his potential if he will join AS Roma. Stevan Jovetic could be able to play like a false striker between the two Roma’s fast wingers (Gervinho-Iturbe). In that position he could wisely exchange the ball with another artist of the field, Miralem Pjanic. Sometimes Jovetic could also replace the same Pjanic and amaze the crowd by playing with Francesco Totti.
In yesterday’s match against Newcastle Jovetic was able to successfully complete 82% of the passages and thanks to his skills I believe that he could be the right player for Garcia’s tactic.