Former Juventus Striker Alen Boksic Backs Mario Mandzukic To Attain 20 Goals This Year

Former Juventus Striker Alen Boksic Backs Mario Mandzukic To Attain 20 Goals This Year

Former Croatia forward Alen Boksic has backed his compatriot Mario Mandzukic to chalk up 20 goals for Juventus this year.

Former Bayern Munich striker Mandzukic suffered a below-componen begin to existence in Turin after joining the Serie A champions from Atletico Madrid but has scored three occasions previously four matches – all strikes adding to Juventus wins.

Boksic, who performed for Lazio and Juve throughout his amount of time in Italia, feels supporters are actually seeing the very best of Mandzukic and the man fell for the club’s own stuttering begin to their title defence.

“I believe their disappointment [with Mandzukic] was mainly the effect of a hard time for that team, Boksic told Tuttosport.

“You can easily switch in the Champions League final [defeat to Barcelona] to some start of season and also have a lot of problems.

“In recent they’ve both grown – Juventus and Mandzukic. It’s not a coincidence.”

Mandzukic converted pinpoint crosses from Alex Sandro and Paulo Dybala to spread out the scoring in last week’s victories over Manchester City and Palermo and Boksic believes improved service in the flanks allows the 29-year-old to breach the 20-goal mark.

“Let us discuss among the best headers in the European level,” he added. “Mario is actually good [in mid-air, it’s his niche.

“Using the development of Dybala and much more supplies in the wings he’ll score more. For which I understand of him, case the start. I see him growing.”

Boksic added: “If he’s healthy he is able to get 20 goals. When fit, he always does.”

 

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