Rafa is giving his full support to Aleksandar Mitrovic, who finally scored for us again and it was certainly a vital goal and the winning goal at Wolves on Saturday.
Rafa does have Dwight Gayle fit again for the game at Norwich tomorrow night and we should see the 20 goal goalscorer at some point tomorrow night – and we have him starting in the side at Carrow Road.
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates after scoring just before half time at Wolves
Today Rafa has again praised the Serbian striker who had to put up with some tough physical marking from the Wolves defenders.
Mitrovic should also have had a penalty in that first half – although Matt Ritchie was in the side and would have taken it.
It was Mitro’s 6th goal of the season, which he scored just before half time and the first since last October, so that will do his confidence the world of good.
This is what Rafa has said about the 22 year-old striker today as reported in the Chronicle:
“I am pleased for him and pleased for the team.” “When a striker scores goals he’s always happy.”
“Murphy was scoring goals, Gayle was scoring goals and now Mitro is scoring so I am happy.”
“He was unlucky not to receive a penalty. Before it was a penalty.”
“Afterwards they were complaining, but if they had given the penalty in the first place we might be talking about another thing.”
“On the TV they said it could be a penalty but the ref said it wasn’t.”
“We can’t change what he did – with the penalty decision and with the foul.”
Tomorrow night is yet another test for the lads – another win would be absolutely terrific!