Aleksandar Mitrovic was banned for the first four games of the season, so he has not played many games for Newcastle so far this term.
But he started the game on Tuesday night at Loftus Road and he finally got on the scoring charts with Newcastle’s 5th goal in the 6-0 rout of QPR.
He also had a very good header brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Alex Smithies in the second half.
Aleksandar Mitrovic after scoring at Loftus Road
Aleksandar has been interviewed in the local press and he has admitted he’s been frustrated this season and is still not fully fit:
“It has been a really frustrating few weeks for me, and it has been hard for me to keep my head right,”
“But I always knew I would come through OK and the game against QPR proves that.”
“It has been hard for me to stay strong in my head, but I knew I just had to wait for my chance and everything would be OK.”
“It was a really amazing night.” “We got everything we wanted, and it felt like pretty much like every time we got the ball, we were going forward and looking like we were going to score.”
“We scored six goals, but I actually thought we could have got even more because we had shots that hit the crossbar and their goalkeeper made a couple of good saves.”
“Every single player was really amazing, and it was a great mood in the dressing room when we came in after the game.”
“I think you could see from the game that I am still not 100% there.” “Physically, my fitness is still not quite at the best level, where I want it to be.”
“I still need a couple more games to get my best level back. I will get there though.”
“Some guys have played six or seven games, this was just my second game of the season and by the end, it was getting harder and harder to run.”
“I just need to keep working hard, and then every game will be better and better.”
“I feel like I can definitely score goals at this level.” “I know I still have to improve, particularly with my fitness, but I am confident I can score goals this season and help Newcastle win games.”
“It obviously helps because I have a lot of good players around me, and that’s important for everybody. ”
“There is good competition up front as well, which is good. There’s Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and now Daryl Murphy as well.”
“I like that. We will push each other and get better, which can only be good. “You just have to look around the dressing room to see that we have a good team.”
“The gaffer is trying to give a chance to everyone. Nobody knows who will play, so you have to give your best in every game.”
It’s fairly obvious Mitro just needs games to get match fit – so we’ll have to wait and see if he gets another start on Saturday against Wolves.
Newcastle have with Dwight Gayle, Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez all able to play up front and Daryl has yet to make his debut for Newcastle.
Wolves may look an easy game after the QPR performance but the lads cannot take anything for granted and they have to be at or near their best to get the 3 points on Saturday.
We cannot have any slip-ups this season.