Aleksandar Mitrovic is nothing if not a huge personality and Newcastle fans already love their center-forward because of his passion on the pitch but also because of his unbridled passion for Newcastle United.
Newcastle is a club he has supported since he was a little boy ever since seeing the team play against Partizan Belgrade on TV and yes, Alan Shearer is his favorite player – his idol.
So it was small surprise when Aleksandar signed for Newcastle United in the summer of last year and he was just delighted to join the club of his dreams.
Aleksandar Mitrovic at his dream club – Newcastle United
Aleksandar has given a great interview in the Telegraph today and he has talked about Newcastle and how happy he is at the club and that he wants his son Luka to grow up as a Geordie.
This is some of what the still young 22 year-old has said:
“I’ve been happy from the start at Newcastle,” “It has been my favorite club ever since I was small boy in Serbia. I have followed Newcastle my whole life. I had two Newcastle shirts when I was little.”
“It was unusual, most people choose a team like Manchester United or Barcelona, but for me, it has always been Newcastle.”
“They played against Partizan Belgrade in the Champions League when I was small.” “I don’t know, there was something here I really liked.”
“It was the passion, the relationship between the fans and the players.” “You could feel it on the TV, you could see it was something different. Even when big clubs came here, they were afraid of this crowd.”
“I was a Partizan fan and they play in the same colors, black and white stripes.” “I fell in love with them then. I loved the passion. Of course, I’m happy to be here”
” It feels like I have come home. This is my home. Newcastle are my club, my team. They are like Partizan to me.”
“It is really amazing to be here in England and have so much love. It makes me feel so grateful, it is amazing. I hope I will be here for the next 10 or 15 years.”
“I will spend my entire career here, no problem. As long as they want me, I will be here. I’m happy, my family is happy, my son, Luka, is happy growing up here.”
“He will grow up a Geordie.”
As we said it’s a great interview with Luke Edwards and there should be no doubt whatever as to the feelings the Serbian striker has for the great Newcastle United Football Club.
Now the only question now is whether he can get a hart-trick for us at Preston tomorrow?