Aleksandar Mitrovic had a good game for Newcastle yesterday in what was such a crucial 1-0 win against West Brom – and it was Mitro’s great goal after 33 minutes, brilliantly set up by Jonjo Shelvey that proved the difference between the sides.
We know if was a good goal because the great Alan Shearer called it a brilliant finish and Alan knows all about scoring goals and how good they are.
Bur we missed too many chances once again – and at some point this season we have to start converting the chances to get our goal difference improved and get a few (lot) more wins on the board.
Wijnaldum tries to strangle Aleksandar Mitrovic after winning goal
This is what Aleksandar had to say after the game:
“It’s very important for us, for our confidence, but we still don’t have anything. We have 13 games more and they are like finals for us.”
“We need to keep our feet on the ground, to work hard and try to improve. I hope we will keep playing like this, but as I said, we have done nothing and we need to work hard to give everything in every game.”
“Even though we were disappointed that Cheick’s goal was ruled out, we knew the goal was coming, and it did a couple of minutes later and we were all delighted.”
“It was for ‘Little Mitro’. My girlfriend is pregnant and in March, I hope we will get ‘Young Mitro’.”
Those are good words from Mitro, because we are still 4th bottom and we still have it all to do.
However, we did gain 3 points on Norwich and Bournemouth – who lost 2-0 today at home to Arsenal – and we gained 2 points on Sunderland and Swansea.
Mitrovic was one of many Newcastle players who had a good games yesterday in what was one of out best displays of the season.
But as Mitrovic points out – we need to do that in all of the 13 remaining games of the season.
In four days we have seen Newcastle play as through we were a relegation side and then yesterday we looked like a top six side.
So Steve McClaren must get the lads to perform in every single game – consistency is the name of the game for Newcastle.
It would be a complete and utter tragedy if we are relegated – especially since further strengthening the squad last month.