Luka Jovic lives a hard personal reality. The footballer flew last Thursday to Bijeljina, his hometown, with permission from Real Madrid. He wanted to be with his girlfriend, Sofia Milosevic, and their baby, who has health problems. He traveled by “medical prescription”, signed by Niko Mihic, head of the entity’s medical services. He is the only professional from Real Madrid who has been allowed to return to his country when the club ordered its professionals to go home to quarantine and train at home on “TeleDupont”.
Niko Mihic, head of Real Madrid’s medical services, allowed him to fulfill the quarantine in Belgrade for “medical prescription”, as he suffers from depression that is fueled precisely by not being with his girlfriend, Sofía Milosevic, and his baby, who also has health problems. Jovic wanted to be with them
Jovic moved in a private plane, two days before the state of alarm in Spain, to avoid the massive contact of a regular flight. Why was he allowed to leave by prescription? Niko Mihic made that concession because Jovic, an introvert, only in Madrid, without adapting to Spanish life, suffers from a depression that is precisely fueled by his solitude in the capital of Spain. His introversion delved into the problem. He wanted to be with his baby and with his partner.
If it is officially confirmed by the Serbian Police that he has violated the quarantine in Belgrade and is fined by the authorities, as published by some media in the country, Real Madrid will take measures and punish him, since the player’s actions in his country are his responsibility.
As the local press explains, Luka Jovic, Nikola Ninjovic, an Ascoli player, and other national soccer professionals who play abroad are going to be denounced by the Police for having returned to their land and violating the quarantine, when it has been demanded to keep a confinement in the places where they usually live.
He is the only player that Real Madrid has allowed to return to his nation to meet quarantine.
The authorities of the nation criticize precisely that no less than 45,000 emigrants who have returned to Serbia at this time “and can spread the coronavirus in our country.”
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has been very tough, without naming names: “We have negative examples of our soccer stars who charge millions and ignore the mandatory isolation upon returning home.” Brnabic and other leaders have urged all citizens to refrain from returning to the country to limit the spread of the virus. Many of the 45,000 people who returned ignored the isolation orders. Serbia asks for a home confinement for all its emigrants of a minimum of fourteen days.
His father denies it: “My son did nothing wrong”
The Blic newspaper claims that Jovic was one of them, as he celebrated his girlfriend’s birthday in the capital: “Instead of isolating himself, he had fun all over Belgrade.” The Informer newspaper was tough: Luka did something very stupid. He left the Madrid and club quarantines and despite the warnings returned to Serbia and celebrated Sofia’s birthday on the streets of Belgrade ».
His father, Milan Jovic, reacted: «I do not know if it is a campaign against Luka, I guarantee that my son obeys the rules, he does not leave the house, except to the market to buy food. Luka is good, the image that the media gives of him is not real. It looks like he killed someone. He came to Serbia with the club’s permission and did nothing wrong. This can affect your career. ”
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, last night, mentioned the Jovic and Ninkovic cases, without mentioning them, and it was very hard: “One is in a hotel (Ninkovic) and the other is in his apartment (Jovic). If either of you leaves these premises, you will be arrested. I think they both regret what they have done, but I will make it clear to them that the lives of our people are much more important than their millions. Despite everything, we are not going to crucify anyone ». .