It could be a tough game for Newcastle fans later this afternoon and it’s going to be difficult to get anything out of our home game with Chelsea.
Newcastle have been without new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic for three games and we’ve lost every game and put in three poor performances – so maybe the Serbian is already more important than we thought he was to the side.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – this header hit the cross bar
Head coach Steve McClaren has little choice but to put the 21 year-old straight back in the firing line and hope he can start scoring some goals for us – which have been in short supply this season for Newcastle.
Just like last season.
This is what the Serbian International has told The Sun today:
“Against Arsenal I was too emotional – but I’ve learned a lot from this red card. I want to show I can control my aggression and stay calm. I hope I can show everybody in the next few weeks that I am a calm guy.“
“Sport is dirty if you want to win, but I’m not a dirty player. I’ll use everything I can in sport conditions but I don’t want to kick or injure anyone.“
“People who are close to me know who I am. I am a really nice, family guy.” “It is maybe my fault that everyone thinks I am a dirty guy.”
“They will now try to find me every game – not just the refs, the other players will try to provoke me. But I need to be smart and stay calm.”
It would be great to see the young striker put in a disciplined performance today – much like he did at Old Trafford when out of nowhere he headed the ball against the cross bar in that first half.
It was from a high cross from Mbemba into the box, and that was after it had been all the Red Devils in the first half – and we almost took the lead.
That’s the threat the Serbian is – he can score at any time.
Let’s hope he can do that today – and that we can even get the first goal of the game – that would give our players a big lift.