There’s a good reason why Newcastle fans are some of the best in the world, and half the gate of over 5,000 last night at Bootham Crescent in York were Newcastle fans who had traveled the 90 miles to watch a Newcastle second team play.
It wasn’t until an hour before the kick-off that they knew for sure that Aleksandar Mitrovic, our new signing from Anderlecht, would be playing – but it would have been a good guess.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – looks great in black and white stripes
It was the first time Aleksandar got to play in front of Newcastle fans – even though it was a game away from home.
This is what Aleksandar Mitrovic said on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game last night
“It was an amazing feeling to play in the Newcastle shirt for the first time, in front of so many Newcastle fans.” “They were behind us the whole game, pushing us the whole way and if it felt that good in front of 2,000 then I can’t wait for 52,000.”
“I am really looking forward to my first game at St. James’ Park.” “I have only had one training session and now one game so far.” “I am going to need one or two games more to learn all about the team and how they play.”
“But we have a really good coach and I have already seen how good the players are here, so I am looking forward to playing for the team.” “Against York we were playing well, we kept the ball well and had everything in our hands but we conceded two lucky goals and lost the game.”
“I wanted to score and was doing everything to score but I was a little unlucky. Maybe it will happen on Saturday, or if not then against Southampton – that is the most important game and I am sure I will score in that one.”
“For me, it is important that I started to play games. This was my first game of pre-season and I felt really good on the pitch. I hope Saturday’s match against Borussia Monchengladbach will be better.”
Aleksandar is still very young at just 20, and he seems just absolutely delighted to play for a club as big and famous as Newcastle United is.
He will find out very soon how much the Newcastle fans are behind him and want him to do well on Tyneside.
We’ll have to wait until he scores his first goal for Newcastle – but the roof will come off at St. James’ Park when that happens, that’s for sure.
Maybe on Saturday against Borussia Monchengladbach.
But it’s simply great to have one so young, who looks so good – we could have a future top Premier League striker on our hands.
Sounds good to us.