Aleksandar Mitrovic has recently been interviewed by the HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws) newspaper in Belgium and he has talked about his short time at Newcastle, where he has struggled to score goals with only 3 goals in 17 total appearances for Newcastle this season.
He was also questioned about whether he has created bad-boy reputation at Newcastle, but that’s a thing the English media are trying to create for him.
After a difficult start with a red card against Arsenal and a few too many yellow cards he seems to have settled down now.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle striker
This is some of what the 21 year-old said to HLN:
“I don’t think I have a bad reputation in the Premier League. That red card came after an unfortunate action, but that is history. I want to build the reputation of a good player in the Premier League.”
“The adaptation to English football is difficult and every week you come across a strong opponent. I stay calm, work hard and try to move forward. I just know that I need more time to adapt to the Premier League.”
“We have a good team, we have good players, but we missed a little luck in the first half of the competition.”
We have to remember that Aleksandar is still very young and he will have time to adjust to the Premier League and he’s looking better of late and is starting to show skills in holding the ball up.
He’s not very quick, but neither was his hero – Alan Shearer – so he just needs to be given time and certainly his attitude seems to be spot on.
However, it would be good if the Serbian International can score some goals for us soon – so we can start moving up the league table.
Hopefully our relegation fight will not go down to the last game of the season as it did last year for the long-suffering Newcastle fans.
It’s just not good for the nerves.