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Manager says Aleksandar Mitrovic should be playing now for Newcastle and it’s a joke he is in Championship

4 years ago

Aleksandar Mitrovic made it five goals in just two weeks on Tuesday night.

After almost nine months without a league start, the Cottagers eased Mitrovic into the team, starting him with appearances off the bench.

Last night though the Newcastle loan striker looked to be back to top form and destroyed fellow promotion contenders Sheffield United, Mitro adding another two goals.

In seven appearances since he arrived at Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic has helped the West London club get five wins and two draws, lifting them to fourth in the table.

Fulham ran out 3-0 winners after Mitrovic’ two first half goals set up the win, the striker coming close twice to getting his hat-trick.

After the game, Get West London gave their match ratings:

‘Aleksandar Mitrovic 9: Did well to get in front of his man and make it four goals from four. Stunning finish for his second.’

Following the match, both managers gave rave reviews for the Serbian striker.

Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic said ‘Aleksandar Mitrovic is a quality player…He is the proper striker that we have been looking for.’

Meanwhile, Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder was left shaking his head, declaring it was a joke that Aleksandar Mitrovic was playing in the Championship and not leading  the line for Newcastle in the Premier League.

Wilder stating ‘He shouldn’t be playing in the division. Mitrovic is an outstanding player…He is going to the World Cup…He should be playing in the Premier League.’

Chris Wilder:

“Aleksandar Mitrovic should be playing at Newcastle – he has made the decision to drop down.

“He shouldn’t be playing in the division.

“Mitrovic is an outstanding player and thankfully we won’t be coming up against him in the next 11 games.

“He is going to the World Cup and Newcastle paid what for him…? £15million.

“He should be playing in the Premier League.

“We were well beaten in the end and it is no disgrace getting beat by a team bang in form, a team that has won every game at home since the start of November.”

Slavisa Jokanovic:

“Aleksandar Mitrovic is a quality player and he has started well with us.

He is the proper striker that we have been looking for.

“He scored two goals (tonight) and did a great job for us.

He can help us in the defensive set-pieces too – he is a great signing for us and he has started well.

“He has adapted well and joined in well with the team he can get even better.

“He brings us different options and we have to be satisfied with how he has started.

We are fourth in the Championship, we are playing with confidence, we know we can beat all teams in the division.

“We have to be mentally strong and push hard for the next step.”


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