Cesare Prandelli, Fiorentina coach, has enough experience to be considered an authorized voice within the world of soccer. Therefore, his words about Dusan Vlahovic, young forward of the team, they cannot be forgotten. His impact in Italy is total, for his goals and his undeniable talent. At first, their ability was mistrusted, but weeks have put things in their place. Of course, when the same coach compares him with Adriano, the legendary Brazilian striker who reigned at Inter, is that there is much more than mere exaggerations.

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“At 20 years old, very few players, perhaps only Adriano, were as strong as him. We need to have a balance. A few weeks ago there were many doubts about him and now he is an indispensable player. It is not all like that, you have to make him grow. The board will already be negotiating with its agents to define its future. She is serious and capable of planning it. Even in negotiations, we are the Fiorentina“, explained the Italian coach in the preview of the Coppa match against Inter Milan.

In Vlahovic's takeoff, without a doubt, Prandelli himself has had a lot of prominence. After a bad run of results, Iachini was fired for the return of the current coach. It was the month of November and by that time, the forward alternated starts and substitutions and had only scored one goal in Serie A. With the change of bench, there was no immediate takeoff. In fact, it happened to be of the game indisputably, but linked four consecutive games without seeing a goal, with a draw and three defeats with a poor balance.

Against Sassuolo he celebrated his second goal of the championship and, from that moment, the wind blew in his favor. Five Calcio games have been played after that and the Serbian pearl has scored in four of them. Numbers that impress and that lead his coach to compare him, nothing more and nothing less, with the Brazilian legend Adriano Leite. In addition, he is already a threat to Jovic. He debuted with his team on October 11, although his first title has not yet arrived.

In the mid-November window, Nemanja Radonjic's injury within half an hour of play gave her a valuable opportunity. With Jovic and Mitrovic in the starting eleven, coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic placed him as a right winger. His natural position is that of a center forward, but he did not mind the tactical readjustment under the circumstances. This was demonstrated with his first goal and his first international assist..

A talent step by step

The Serbian striker arrived in 2018-19 as a bet from the club, from Partizan and for an amount close to two million euros. Its beginnings were not easy. He spent his first season alternating Primavera with the first team. In the subsidiary it came out, with 19 goals in 21 games. In Serie A, on the contrary, he had a testimonial participation and did not score a single goal.

Last season he already took a leap forward and established himself as a player in the first team. For a 19-year-old, he didn't do a bad job. In thirty league games, he scored six goals and gave one assist. He had the best average in the Coppa, with two goals and one assist in four games.

Vlahovic himself said in his day that he has as a reference to Batistuta: “Since I got here, everyone has told me about him. I have seen all his goals on YouTube.” Of course, the comparison may be odious, but it is totally justified. The Serbian is an area striker and has great shooting ability. It goes well above and handles both legs well. Nor is the narrative with Adriano Leite, although both are major words. But the latter, far from being another analysis, was put in the mouth of his own coach. Hold on, curves are coming, with the new '9', patriarch of Artemio Franchi.

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Gabby Barker
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