The plaudits continue to pour in for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
A starring role on Tuesday night for Serbia, capping a remarkable turnaround for the striker.
Not given a single Premier League start this season by Rafa Benitez, when Mitro at last got on the pitch for Fulham in February, it was his first league starts in nine months.
The Newcastle striker was desperate for regular football to both protect his place at this year’s World Cup and also prepare him properly.
He is certainly winning on both fronts.
Scoring two goals last night (it should have been his first career hat-trick but officials failed to spot one over the line), that now makes it nine goals for club and country in his last eight games.
No wonder Aleksandar Mitrovic (watch his latest goals here) is so happy with life at the minute and the same for his international boss Mladen Krstajic.
After the win last night, Serbia’s head coach says that Mitro is ‘a killer up front’.
He also deems it a ‘great pleasure’ to have the Newcastle striker in his team.
Krstajic also confidently predicts that Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to move on to ‘an even bigger, better club’ than Fulham, and presumably he also means Newcastle United.
What does seem for sure is that whatever Mitro does in the meantime, Rafa Benitez will still be determined to trade him in for a striker who more suits the way he wants to play.
Just as well that Newcastle’s results have picked up at the same time as Mitro has run into such form, as things could have got very messy otherwise.
“Aleksandar Mitrovic is very lucky to be coached by [Fulham’s] Slavisa Jokanovic.
“He is a coach from Serbia who knows him very well.
“Mitrovic did a very good thing in choosing to come to Fulham.
“I’m sure that after the loan he will move to an even bigger, better club where he can do much better.
“Personally it’s a great pleasure to have a player such as Aleksandar Mitrovic in our squad.
“He’s a killer up front, which he proved today.”