Torino is putting in the effort to rejuvenate the form of midfielder Nikola Vlasic, who has yet to live up to expectations since his permanent move from West Ham in the summer, according to reports from La Stampa, as relayed by Toro News (via SW). The Croatian midfielder currently finds himself trailing his previous season’s performance.
During the previous campaign, Vlasic played a pivotal role for Torino, contributing five goals and six assists, which were the highest in the squad. However, since his return from West Ham on a permanent basis in the summer, he has struggled to replicate that level of performance.
Torino is currently grappling with a lack of goals this season, with their most recent goalless draw against Lazio in Rome exacerbating their offensive issues. Vlasic’s form dip has compounded their problems as he is a vital part of the team’s attack, providing support in the crucial areas of the pitch and creating goal-scoring opportunities.
Although Vlasic is among the primary assist providers in the squad, he has fallen short of the standards he set last season during his loan spell from West Ham. His dip in form has not gone unnoticed, and the team’s ability to create and score goals has been adversely affected in his absence.
Manager Ivan Juric is taking steps to restore Vlasic’s prestige and elevate his performance to the levels he exhibited in the past. This endeavor is particularly significant for Juric, as Vlasic was signed at his request, and thus far, the player has yet to fully justify the manager’s faith in him. Torino remains committed to helping Vlasic rediscover his top form and regain his crucial role within the team.