After a little bit of a tumultuous start to his Newcastle career, Aleksandar Mitrovic is settling in well now – and he has scored an excellent goal in each of the last two matches for us.
A great header at Manchester City to put us 1-0 up and the a wonderful goal on Sunday to put us 4-2 up and clinch our first league win of the season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – funny face
Aleksandar must now keep calm against Sunderland on Sunday although at the young age of 21 he points out he has already played in some highly emotional games for both Partizan and for Serbia in his short career.
This is what Mitro has said on the Newcastle web-site:
“Sunday is an important game for our fans and our Club, and I hope we can win,”
“There will be a lot of passion at the next game but I do not want to make the same mistake that I did against Arsenal, and do something stupid.”
“I want to stay on the level. I know they will try to provoke me, but I will keep my head strong and try to score goals and help my teammates.”
“It’s a derby. I am only 21 but I have played in a lot of big derbies, big games, and I can say I know how to play these games and score goals in them.”
“I hope I will continue with my goals and score in my first game against Sunderland.”
Good words from the 17 times capped Serbian International.
Mitro has now scored two goals in eight appearances for us and he is very much a team player and the Newcastle fans already love the youngster – who only recently turned 21.
He can improve an awful lot from where he is at the moment and that’s mind-boggling since he’s already a very good striker.
We could have a top striker on our hands and we have to say that goal he scored against Norwich on Sunday reminded us of a certain Alan Shearer – who just so happens to be Aleksandar’s idol.
Mitro has to behave himself at the Stadium of Light, and if he does that – as he says he will – he could be a match-winner for us on Sunday.
That would be terrific.