Aleksandar Mitrovic has been interviewed in the Mirror and he is said he is ready for the physical game ion England and he expects to be kicked by opposing defenders but he says he will kick back.
In fact Aleksandar seems to be looking forward to the physicality of the England game.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – at St. James’ Park Open day
Aleksandar has said he has always loved Newcastle and even when he watched the games on TV you can feel the passion of the Newcastle fans.
He also believes that Alan Shearer – his hero – is one best strikers in football history
Mitrovic is still only 20 and knows that manager Steve McClaren has already said when he crosses that white line he’s got a bit of devil in him.
He was asked about McClaren’s comment:
“We will see about that.” “It is normal if you want to score goals and be the best. You need to have this inside you. You must want to score in every game and to fight hard.”
“I am a typical No 9, who is always in the box. I am strong, good in the air and I like getting stuck in. I play a physical game.”
“Premier League defenders are going to kick me. They are going to kick me from the first minute — and I will kick them back, of course. This is normal for me. They will know all about me.”
“Yes, I have picked up a few scars during games. It proves I am prepared to go in where it hurts. If it means I will score a goal, I will put my head anywhere. “
“I know all about him (Alan Sharer)” “He is one of the best strikers in football history and I really respect him. It is an honor to play in his position for his club.”
“I have chosen number 45 because 4 plus 5 makes nine — but hopefully in the future I will be Newcastle’s No 9.”
“I didn’t ask for it because Papiss Cisse already has it and I don’t want to fight with him.”
“I can’t wait for Sunday,” “I’ve always loved Newcastle because you can feel the passion of the crowd even when you are watching their games on TV.”
“Even today, with 13,000 people here, you could see that. It will be a pleasure to play here and I want to play on Sunday, of course.”
If the coach thinks I am not ready, then I will accept it – but I think I am ready.”
Mitrovic is a very aggressive player on the field and he already has two scars from previous clashes on the field in his short career so far.
An official 14,000 turned up for open day at St. James’ Park today and of course Aleksandar was one of the players on show.
When he scored his first goal today there was a terrific roar went up from the crowd containing a lot of school kids on their summer holidays.
Let’s hope we hear that roar a lot more in the coming season.