It was terrific fare on Sunday for Newcastle fans who just lapped up the 6-2 win on Sunday and especially our performance in the second half.
But it was still touch and go at 3-2 until Mitrovic was brilliantly set up by the impressive Moussa Sissoko and then in wonderful style the Serbian International controlled the ball with his chest and rammed the ball home.
A great goal for the 21 year-old.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring on Sunday with his left foot
That was reminiscent of the way a certain Alan Shearer used to score some of his (many) goals for Newcastle.
But the real star on Sunday was Gini Wijnaldum, who is starting to make his £14.5M price tag – the third most expensive player ever to play for Newcastle – look rather cheap.
But Georginio had some rather shocking news for Newcastle fans yesterday:
“It’s not normal to score four goals in a game. I will try, but it will be hard. Every game is different, but I focus on that.”
“I will work hard because I start on zero. I’ll look to create chances and goals.”
“Every game you win gives you more confidence. You win more games and you become more relaxed. There was a lot of pressure on the team.”
“We have to do it every week. We have to win a few games in a row. That will be the challenge, not just in 45 minutes or in one game, in a lot of games.”
“But we still feel we can win more games. We have confidence and, if we train well, we will get the results that we want.”
Gini´s statement about not being able to score four goals every single week reminds us of what Sir Bobby Robson said after his first home game as Newcastle manager when we beat bottom of the table Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 in September 1999.
We were second bottom before that game.
Bobby said a couple of things that stand out after the game – first of all he said:
“Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.”
So after being told we had only scored eight Bobby said at the end of that interview:
“We cannot score eight goals in every home game.”
And Bobby was so right because we haven´t scored eight goals at home since then, but at least we scored six on Sunday and Gini got four.
Alan Shearer scored five in that 8-0 win.
So we kind of understand that Gini will not be able to score four goals in every single game – just as long as he tries to.
And a few more quotes and a few laughs from the great Sir Bobby just to finish this off.
“Don’t ask me what a typical Brazilian is because I don’t know what a typical Brazilian is. But Romario was a typical Brazilian.”
“I said to the lads at halftime, I said, there was nothing to say.”
“One day, someone will end a football game scoring more than Brazil. This might be the time that they lose.”
“The tickets are selling like cream cakes.”
Bobby to Bryan Robson: “Morning Bobby!” – Bryan to Bobby Robson: “No gaffer, you’re Bobby, I’m Bryan.”
“I would have given my right arm to be a pianist.”
“With Maradona, even Arsenal would have won the World Cup.”