Aleksandar Mitrovic’s idol is a certain Alan Shearer and the 21 year-old Serbian knows quite a lot about Alan’s career including the fact he scored 206 goals for Newcastle over ten years (405 appearances) starting in 1996.
Mitrovic hints he could be in for a long stay at Newcastle by saying he’s now only got 204 goals to go – after already scoring two goals for Newcastle in the last two games.
There’s nothing like having targets to go for!
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 204 goals to go
That’s not many
This is what Mitro has said in the Mirror:
“I have 204 goals to go! I have time! Shearer came here when he was 26 til 36. Why not!“
“I always look at those legends. Shearer is No1 here. Everyone was behind him. He did a lot for this club and this is how I want to play. Maybe one day I can become a legend. It is just beginning.“
“I hope to meet him. He is my idol. I only came here two months ago, and I don’t want to leave soon, so it will happen.“
Why not indeed.
We’re surprised he hasn’t met Alan yet – maybe the Newcastle legend can call in next week and meet Mitro – that’s worth a hat trick for the 21 year-old against Stoke next Saturday isn’t it?
Mitrovic scored a beautiful goal last Sunday against Norwich when he smashed the ball home with his left foot after beautifully controlling the ball with his chest – and the one at Manchester City – a diving header – wasn’t too bad either.
Now we need Mitro to score tomorrow at the Stadium of Light to make it three games in a row he’s scored – then there are only 203 goals to go – to reach Alan Shearer’s record.
The fantastic Jackie Milburn, one of my heroes when I was a youngster is currently in second place to Alan in Newcastle’s scoring charts with 201 goals in 399 appearances over 12 consecutive seasons starting after the end of the second world war in 1945.