During an in-depth interview with the Daily Mail, Aleksandar Mitrovic has criticised Mike Ashley, claims Alan Shearer is still his ‘hero’ and has revealed why he prefers living in London to Newcastle – saying it’s nice not to get pestered as much when he goes out.
The Serbian recently admitted just why things could not work out between himself and Rafa Benitez – claiming both knew he struggled to play in the manager’s counter attacking side – suggesting there was no hard feelings as he completed a £22m move to Fulham.
Speaking to The Mail, here’s what he’s firstly said about Newcastle as a club – immediately pointing to the problems with Mike Ashley:
“Newcastle is a big club but they have problems with the owner,”
“Everyone knows Mike Ashley. They have taken large steps forward but also to go back. I do wish them success.”
Mitrovic then discussed Shearer – a man he still idolises despite some criticism from him during punditry on Match of the Day:
“Shearer is still my hero and it’s his job to do analysis,”
“He was most of the time right, of course. My father says the same. I know myself when I play bad anyway. He is still a legend and I don’t think England will ever have a striker like him again.”
Finally, Mitrovic then explained why he prefers life in London – suggesting he would constantly be recognised and stopped by Newcastle fans when out and about on Tyneside; something he enjoys not getting all the time in London:
“It’s different to Newcastle as when I go out I don’t need a hat for disguise,’
“Here I have my own peace and I can go with my kids on the street.
“Nobody cares about me or stops me. It’s nice.”
Mitrovic clearly loved the passion of the Newcastle United fans and the support he received from several fans whilst he was at the club, but I can see why he prefers his own space – being able to go out with kids and roam the streets as normal without being stopped every 2 minutes.
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