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Aleksandar Mitrovic confirms what Roy Hodgson said about him

10 months ago
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Aleksandar Mitrovic is only focused on Saturday and Wembley stadium.

Then after the play-off final he says he will be only focused on the World Cup with Serbia.

Only at the conclusion of his adventure in Russia, does Aleksandar Mitrovic say he will think about where he plays his club football next season.

Events of course will surely overtake that, as with his recent form of the last three months there will be no shortage of interested clubs. If Fulham beat Villa then they will surely look to strike early and their rich ambitious owner look to tie up the striker on a permanent deal.

Ironically, despite his recent goalscoring form, one of the few clubs you can surely rule Mitro out of playing for next season, is Newcastle.

Supporting NUFC from being a kid, Alan Shearer was a major influence, as well as the black and white stripes that matched Partizan Belgrade’s.

Only this week, Roy Hodgson gave Aleksandar Mitrovic the highest praise when saying he thought the Serbian’s play reminded him of Shearer.

Roy Hodgson:

“Fulham also have Mitrovic, who probably produced the best display of target play I have seen for a long while the other night.

“He used his body well to hold the ball up and either turn the defender, or bring others into the play, a bit like Alan Shearer really.”

Interviewed ahead of Saturday’s game, Mitrovic reaffirms how he always studied how the legendary Newcastle number nine played, admitting he still studies his goals now on YouTube.

Maybe on Saturday after getting the better of John Terry and scoring the winner, we will see Aleksandar Mitrovic doing the one arm raised Shearer celebration at Wembley.

Aleksandar Mitrovic talking to Sky Sports:

“The way I play here (at Fulham) is the way I like to play… it’s perfect for me here and the gaffer (Slavisa Jokanovic) uses me in the best way he can.

“I always looked at how Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba played  – it was almost magic that way they used their body to score goals.

“Even now I watch some of their goals on YouTube to try and learn from them.

“I needed the game time and to be on the pitch to score goals, I feel good and haven’t been in better shape in my career.

“The gaffer is tough, he never shows love(!), but he has helped me a lot and gave me my confidence back – he trusts my abilities and I need to feel that from my manager.

“He trusts the whole team and that’s the reason why we play good football.

“I just want to win and it doesn’t matter what it takes,I don’t like to lose and all Serbians are pretty much the same.

“I don’t even like to lose when I’m playing video games with my brother, when I do lose I get really mad.

“I had some problems in the past when I made some stupid mistakes and got some stupid cards, but I learned a lot from this, and now I know how to calm myself down.

“Since I came to England I think I have settled and made my body a lot stronger, now I think I have learned how to use my strength in the right way.

“I have loved my time here (at Fulham) and I don’t know what will happen after, right now I’m just focused on Saturday (for the play-off final) and then the World Cup.”

Fulham v Aston Villa Match Betting:

Mitro to score first goal 19/5Fulham to win in 90 minutes 13/10Mitro to score in both halves 18/1

All Fulham v Aston Villa betting HERE

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