With Mitrovic’ fight for a first team place this season, the young Serbian is certainly going out of his way to ensure the team comes first and show that he is determined to be a good team player at Newcastle.
Mitro has given lots of interviews since last Tuesday when he made his dramatic return to the first team starting line-up to score two goals against Preston in the 6-0 win in the EFL Cup.
He repeated that feat on Saturday in our tough 2-1 win in the Championship – an excellent 3 points for us.
Aleksandar Mitrovic with a player he really likes – Dwight Gaye
This is what Mitro has said and he seems to really like top striker Dwight Gayle:
“All I can do is work hard and take my chances when I get them. The most important thing is to score goals and help the team and to stay on top of the league.”
“I just train hard, work hard and try and score more goals. It’s not up to me to say whether I will play or not. Rafa will choose if I play or not. If I’m on the bench, I will fight for my place.”
“Dwight is an amazing guy, he’s really positive and always looks forward. We are different types of players. I think I will learn a lot from him.”
“He’s a good player, a good striker and a good person and I’m happy to share a position and a dressing room with him.”
“It’s always nice when they sing your name. It feels amazing. I hope I repay them on the pitch.”
“We want to win every game so it’s a good three points. It was an important game and we now have a few days more to prepare for our next game.
“We know what we want from this season – we want to stay at the top but the season is long and we have to carry on.
“We have to keep going and work harder in training and stay top of the league – that’s where we want to be at the end of the season.”
It’s no surprise that Mitrovic is huge fan favorite at Newcastle.
The lad gives 100% all the time and he just has a tremendous passion for Newcastle United , which has been his dream club since he was a small boy growing up in Belgrade.
Four years ago when he was 18, Mitrovic was named among the top 10 talents under the age of 19 in Europe by a selection of UEFA reporters.
This season could well become a landmark season for the 22 year-old Serbian under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.
We certainly hope it is.