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Newcastle Player Admits Adapting To England Is Difficult

9:03 am, Saturday, January 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

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

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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Interview · Newcastle News · Premier League

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 9, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    It’s always twice as hard to a adapt to a poorly run team / club…don’t just blame the player!

  • 2 Ron Knee // Jan 9, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    If we don’t make some good signings this window we can look forward to playing Brentford and QPR next season.

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 9, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Well Ron…I cannot predict how the season will end, but if that’s the outcome then you will be watching football in the Championship next season…

    …I don’t see us signing the quality players we need. Sorry mate!

  • 4 DAVEMAC // Jan 9, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Ed your right our relegation battle wont go to the last game of the season like last year, we will be relegated long before then unless the powers that be at last show some sense and change the way the club is being run as under the present system our once great club is being run into the ground and heading for oblivion.

    If Ashley is so interested in collecting the big bucks form the tv deal why is he not doing anything about running the club better. If any shop or division of SD was being run in the same way as NUFC heads would be falling and new appointments made to secure a better return. This does not appear to apply to NUFC as we stagger from one crisis to the next and appoint second and third rate morons to run the club who appear to have no idea as to what they are doing, much to the detriment of the club and the fans.

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