Wales chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals were dealt a severe blow in Saturday’s game at Cardiff when Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a late equalizer for Serbia with just 5 minutes to go when he headed the ball home.
And at the time Newcastle fans took to Twitter as the Serbian has been in great goal-scoring form for both club and country recently.
Aleksandar Mitrovic heads home the equalizer for Serbia
One of the reasons Mitrovic was only too happy to join Newcastle United last year from Anderlecht was that his idol while growing up in Serbia was Alan Shearer.
Ever since he was a young boy he followed Shearer’s great career, so it’s perhaps not that surprising that he hopes his header last Saturday was like an Alan Shearer header.
This is what the 22 year-old has said in the local press today:
“I hope the header was like Alan Shearer. It was a good cross, I was against Ashley Williams and James Chester and it was hard because they are strong guys.”
“That is why I am a striker. It’s my job. I have good players around me and I have to use them.”
“I knew I would only have one or two chances. It came and I’m happy.”
Mitrovic is a very good header of the ball and he showed that on Saturday when he broke Welsh hearts.
Here’s the header that lit up Serbia and made Mitrovic the hero of his country on Saturday night.