Paul Simpson talked about everything Newcastle when he was on BBC Newcastle’s Total Sport earlier this week and his comments included talking about our new striker 21 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic who always seems to be close to some controversy but has made a reasonable start to his career at Newcastle and is currently preferred to Newcastle’s number 9 striker – Papiss Cisse.
Paul talked about Papiss Cisse still having a future at Newcastle, but we’ll see about that and the Senegal striker could be one of a number of current Newcastle players who will leave the club either in January or next summer.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle’s top striker
One of the things Paul said is that they will build that attack around young Mitrovic and the assistant manager points out one of Aleksandar’s most positive attributes – his work rate – and he runs himself into the ground for the Newcastle side.
This is what Paul said about the £13M signing from Anderlecht:
“We’ve gone with Mitro over the last run of games and I think we’re trying to develop the team with Mitro in it because he’s got a fantastic work ethic.”
“He’s still got lots of things in his game that he needs to improve on but he’s got the sort of attitude that he wants to improve and wants to work on them.”
Mitrovic could easily become a top player for Newcastle and we hope to see more goals from the youngster once he gets fully used to the Premier League – which takes time.
Aleksandar has scored two goals in his 11 appearances so far for Newcastle – but we do expect a lot more goals from the 21 year-old.