Serbia manager Mladen Krstajic has launched a surprise attack on Newcastle United, claiming Aleksandar Mitrovic will move to a ‘bigger and better club’ after his loan move with Fulham ends this summer.
The Serbian striker netted two goals during their 2-0 friendly win over Nigeria (his 11th goal for his country in his last 16), reminding us once again that he does know where the back of the net is.
With 7 goals in his last 6 games for Fulham, Serbia boss Mladen Krstajic has admitted that he did a ‘very good thing’ by getting out at NUFC and playing regularly under fellow Serb Slavisa Jokanovic.
Not only that, he feels Mitrovic is above Newcastle United and will go onto ‘bigger and better’ things this summer (suggesting he won’t stay with Fulham and will excel at a bigger side than NUFC):
“Mitrovic was very lucky to be coached by Jokanovic, 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 (than Newcastle), where he can do much better. Personally, it’s a great pleasure to have a player such as Mitrovic in our squad.
“He’s a killer up front, which he proved against Nigeria.”
Sounds like another who clearly feels the 23-year-old striker is not appreciated at St James’ Park, suggesting he will almost certainly move on this summer.
His comments show a lack of respect for Newcastle United (especially given Mitrovic has never proven he is destined for much bigger things than NUFC), but will also make Fulham fans fear they won’t be able to keep him when his loan deal runs out.
We shall see, but in the mean time, here’s his two goals in Serbia’s 2-0 win over Nigeria last night:
Serbia's goals vs Nigeria. Both scored by Aleksandar Mitrovic and assisted by Filip Kostic. pic.twitter.com/SDb9a96eeW
— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) March 27, 2018