You wouldn’t have fancied being around Aleksandar Mitrovic recently, with the Newcastle United centre-forward saying that he gets ‘so angry’ when he loses.
The Serbian international explaining that even when he is playing any type of game with his girlfriend or family, he is desperate to win.
He is most definitely a football player who wears his heart on his sleeve and hopefully this single-mindedness rubs off on a few of his new teammates in the near future…
Speaking to the BBC World Service, Mitrovic was asked again about Alan Shearer and says that naturally he would love to one day be mentioned in the same breath as the Newcastle legend, with Mitrovic saying that Shearer is a legend around the world, not just on Tyneside.
The centre-forward also accepts that maybe the Premier League is maybe even more of a step up from the Belgian league than he originally thought.
Whilst when it comes to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Mitrovic says that he loves carrying the extra responsibility that comes with representing a football mad city.
Aleksandar Mitrovic talking to the BBC World Service:
“I want to win so much and if I play a game against my brother or my girlfriend I will still do everything to win.
“If I lose I get so angry…it is good to have emotion but you need to play with your head.”
“Alan Shearer is not just a legend here at the club and the Premier League, but all over the world.
“He was the captain and local hero here but I like to play with pressure, I know I can make something big for Newcastle .
“I can score a lot of goals and play a lot of games, maybe one day I can be a legend like Shearer.”
“Maybe it (the Premier League) is a little more than I expected, more difficult, a little faster.
“I am happy to be here and play in a league like this, it is really difficult but I learn every week and I play better and better.”
Newcastle Upon Tyne:
“Here it is 24 hours that people speak about football.
“They are so excited about a game in this city and if you are in a football city then you must put that responsibility on your head.”