The 26 year old winger has now bagged 2 goals in his last 2 matches (29 total minutes played) as a super sub for Italian club Torino. Replacing fellow Croat, Josip Brekalo, Pjaca has been a different beast lately. His combination of smarts, size and skill have allowed him to perform dominantly in recent times. The sample size of a mere 29 minutes is quite small, but might this be the re-awakening of a sleeping giant?
His first goal against Sassuolo came late in the match when he controlled a misplaced pass with his chest, took two steps, and calmly placed the ball in the bottom right corner… followed by his signature “joker” celebration.
Today versus Lazio, Pjaca receives the ball off a cross two minutes after being subbed on, and cleanly redirects the ball into the bottom left corner.
The Croatian National Team can certaintly use a tall winger/second striker with skill and swagger, and at the moment, Pjaca’s recent form is looking promising. It is no secret that there is a lack quality in the striker position at the moment, making Pjaca one to keep your eye out for.
Do YOU believe the HNS should be taking a look at recalling Marko Pjaca? Does he deserve it more than Brekalo, who is on the same team but is not performing nearly as well? Would his role be one of a secret weapon off the bench or does he start at striker?