Steve McClaren has described new boy Aleksandar Mitrovic as somebody with an edge and says he’s been great and worked hard since arriving on Tyneside.
Steve also said he’s got an edge and has those assassin’s eyes.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – against Borussia Monchengladbach
The 20-year-old Serbian striker will make his debut today against the Saints, but we don’t know whether he will start the game today.
Already Mitrovic has said he relishes the physical side of the game in England, which is one reason we hope he will quickly become a great signing for us.
This is how head coach Steve McClaren described a striker who is still only 20 and will improve in the Premier League:
¨He has an edge, doesn’t he?¨ ¨He flipping does.”“I like conflict, he said to me. But I like that.¨
¨He has that edge like Diego Costa, he likes physicality. There aren’t many who are like that now. You can see it in training, he likes that physical contact.¨
¨He’s totally unlike Balotelli.¨ ¨He doesn’t skulk around the training ground, he’s always smiling.¨
¨Yes, he’s got those assassin’s eyes, but he’s been great.¨ ¨He’s come with a reputation but he’s been great and worked hard.¨
¨He’s Serbian and he’s a bit of an itch – be careful.¨
We hope to see all three new signings today – Gini Wijnaldum will start, but perhaps Aleksandar and center-back Chancel Mbemba will start on the bench today?
What do you think?