We’ve been impressed with the positive things Aleksandar Mitrovic has said about Rafa and Newcastle since he left the club to join Fulham.
Mitro’s style of play just didn’t fit the way Rafa wanted Newcastle to play, with solid defending and quick counter-attacks.
So after Rafa had been on board for over two years, Mitro was eventually sold to Fulham for £22M in the summer with add-ons going up to £27M.
At the moment that looks a good deal for both clubs – but if Mitro keeps scoring, it will become a better deal for Fulham.
In his interview in the Mail, Aleksandar did mention owner Mike Ashley who has held Newcastle back for eleven years now.
The Magpie Group met last night, and they laid out their plans for the future – and they include demonstrating on Northumberland Street outside the Sports Direct store before each home game.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – after scoring against Brighton last Saturday
Mitrovic has also been criticized at times by his idol Alan Shearer, but he says his father agrees with Shearer.
So it looks like the striker has little wiggle room there and he still seems to like Alan a lot – he’s still his hero.
Mitro says he knows when he has had a poor game.
This is some of what he has said on Ashley and Shearer:
“Newcastle is a big club but they have problems with the owner.” “Everyone knows Mike Ashley.”
“They have taken large steps forward but also to go back. “I do wish them success.”
“Shearer is still my hero and it’s his job to do analysis.” “He was most of the time right, of course.”
“My father says the same. I know myself when I play bad anyway.”
“He is still a legend and I don’t think England will ever have a striker like him again.”
Some good comments there from Mitro and maybe the striker will become a big star at Fulham.
And he’s already scored four goals in four Premier League games this season after he scored 12 goals in 17 Championship games last season while on loan.
It seems this could be a big year for him in terms of scoring goals.
Good luck to him – he still seems to love Newcastle – even after the difficult time he had at the club.