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Aleksandar Mitrovic says Fulham fans ‘Best in the World’…Haven’t we heard this somewhere before?

4 weeks ago
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Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season.

The former Newcastle striker scoring from the penalty spot to give Fulham a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Fulham striker with a decent goals tally considering he’s playing for a team that are already down.

After the match he declared…

“The Fulham fans are unbelievable…..can say we have the best fans in the world.

“Everywhere we go, our stand is full, home too. World class.”

You have to love Mitro.

No doubt supporters of Teleoptik, Partizan Belgrade, Anderlecht and Newcastle United are currently scratching their heads, sure that the Serbian striker has said something similar before!

Comments from Fulham fans on Friends of Fulham message board:

‘Sky Sports News interviewed Mitro at the end of the game today.

Almost word for word, he said…

“Ever since we are relegated, the Fulham fans are unbelievable, can say we have the best fans in the world. Everywhere we go, our stand is full, home too. World class.”

About our match preparation, he said, ‘with Scotty we knew everything about them.’ He sounded as enthusiastic as I’ve heard him.

As an aside, at about 65 mins in the match when we were knocking the ball around, Paul Merson on SSN, who was covering the match and admitted he’d not seen us play this year, said, ‘Blimey, Fulham look like the Harlem Globetrotters!’ (Blimey indeed!!!)
Roll on next season…….’

‘Mitro likes to be loved…’

‘We are the reason he will be at the club next season!’

‘He most be joking!

Most of our fans at home are too Posh to sing at home, and get frowned at by old darts when they try and generate an atmosphere when we’re away. I think our home support is embarrassing’

‘We just need to improve the squad over the summer so that Mitro is fed more up top.

He is such a beast at holding up the ball and getting others involved. Can’t help but think that him and Floyd up top with Tom sitting in behind them would kill the competition in the Championship.’

‘Mitro does need to up his game for next season.

I was at the game yesterday and he just seemed to lack interest in running to get forward to assist the other strikers and then would simply stroll back towards the centre area as if he was runnung on empty. Never saw that with the likes of Louis Saha, Steve Earle or Bobby Zamora etc.’

‘However complimentary Mitro is about the fans, that doesn’t convince me he’ll still be with us come August. Money does indeed talk when all is said and done.

We’ll have a much better chance of a quick return to the Premier League with him at the club but there’ll be some clubs very interested in him.’

‘That’s the sort of emotional comment you get from a player who’s on his way.

I got a feeling we won’t have him next season.’

‘More interesting discussion point: If Mitro stays and we somehow bounce right back up to the Premier League, would the club then want to keep him as the primary striker for that 2020-21 PL season given what we saw this year regarding how his lack of pace was an issue in this league?

I love Mitro, but I wonder about the viability of building a team around his strengths in the top division. He may fit in better in a side like Everton than a promoted one.’

‘He gets out paced by even the slower defenders in this league, as seen on more than one occasion against Bournemouth.

I got a lot of time for Rafa Benitez and his view on football and players. He didn’t see Mitrovic as a PL striker. Probably the right call.

I also got a lot of time for Mitrovic and always will, but this league requires speed and agility not just strength. Both of which he has
missing from his armoury.’

‘Everton fans are seriously wanting him. Calvert Lewin is exceptional (in my view) but if Mitro were up there they would have a hell of a team.

Cost them £40-50M but they can afford it. He’s rarely injured and a bloody handful.’

‘I am resigned to losing Mitrovic as I feel there are clubs who will pay even more than what we did to secure his signing. It will be a bitter pill to swallow but given the likely fee we should be able to fund a more than adequate replacement for a Championship promotion campaign. Of course I’d love it if he stayed and truly feel he could cement himself a place among Fulham legends if he did.’

‘I love the man and for me he is the most passioante palyer in or shirt for ages

I sincerely hope he stays but agents and money are worth more than love.’

‘Nice words & I’d love Mitro to be with us next season but if as I suspect he goes in the summer he will go with my best wishes.

Without him we would not have been promoted last season and I cannot question his effort &/or commitment this.’

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