Jovetic: No regrets over Man City move
Jovetic, who joined City from Fiorentina in a £22 million deal in the summer, has admitted he has struggled in terms of fitness since the move; but, after completing 80 minutes for Montenegro on Friday, he believes he is fit enough to feature in manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plan.
"I arrived at City behind in my physical condition and so I have always been behind the shape of others,” the forward is quoted as saying in Italian newspaper Tuttosport. "Then I went to the national team and I got injured again, thus losing more time."
The 23-year-old, who captained his national side against England in their 4-1 defeat on Friday, has no doubt over his physical fitness and insists a regular place in the City starting eleven will help him get back to his best form.
"Against England, I proved to be in good shape and now I just need to play regularly to find the best condition, I'm not worried," he said.
Throughout the summer transfer window, Jovetic was linked with a move to Serie A club Juventus however the deal never developed as the Italian side were unprepared to meet Fiorentina’s valuation of the player.
The striker has admitted that he would have moved to Juve if Manchester City had not have made a bid, however he has insisted he has no regrets having opted to move to England instead of staying in Italy.
"If I would have not gone to Manchester City, I would have gone to Juventus," he said. "This summer, the situation was simple: I had a price of €30 (£25.4) million, but I never said that I wanted to go to Juve. "I only asked to leave Fiorentina and I was pleased. The interest of Juventus? I was aware of the deal, I read about it on the newspapers and I know that they were speaking with my agent. In the end, however, I chose to go abroad and now I'm happy. I don't regret the choice I made."
Jovetic has scored two goals in as many appearances for City and he will be hoping to build on his tally when his side travel to Upton Park to face West Ham on October 19.