Newcastle United fans weren’t impressed with Aleksandar Mitrovic on Sunday, believing he should not be at the club next season after watching him in action for Serbia against Costa Rica.
The two countries met in the group stages of the World Cup, with the Serbians emerging as 1-0 winners thanks to a sumptuous free-kick from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Newcastle striker Mitrovic had a couple of gilt-edged chances to put the game beyond doubt but failed to make an impact, leaving fans of his club frustrated with his performance.
The 23-year-old was in lethal form for Fulham in the Championship last term, but has yet to prove he has what it takes to shine in the English Premier League and many Magpies supporters now believe his time at the club is up.
Is it time for Rafa Benitez to ensure he exits St James’ Park this summer?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
This World Cup was meant to bump Mitrovic’s price up not reduce it?#nufc
— Dave Rees (@johndavidrees) June 17, 2018
Championship level at best.
— Honey Badger (@Zeal2018) June 17, 2018
— Tom Kane (@THEtomkane1312) June 17, 2018
Mitrovic has had a poor game here #nufc
— David Punton (@DavePunton) June 17, 2018
#nufc for the few mitrovic lovers out there. Hope you watched the game today. That’s why he’s not premier league quality. Super Mac was totally right?♂️
— GOODLAUGH (@G00DLAUGH) June 17, 2018
Mitrovic doing what the Mitrovic of Newcastle did best falling over the ball when clear through on goal #fail I guess he really wants to play for Fulham next season #newcastle #nufc #fulham #fulhamfc #worldcup #WorldCupRussia2018
— mark foley (@mecafolidas) June 17, 2018
— alistair p (@alistairj) June 17, 2018
Mitrovic is a horrible, ugly brut of a footballer which I love.
But he's certainly not a natural goalscorer. I would be happy to keep him as cover, but we can't afford not to cash in on him and improve our attacking department.#CRCSRB #WorldCup #NUFC
— Heskey Makes It 5 (@james_89d) June 17, 2018
mitrovic is horrible #nufc
— Scott Sagbo (@scott_sagbo) June 17, 2018
New tele. Finally got hd in time to see why Benitez is right about Mitrovic.
Do not @ me#NUFC
— John (@1892JP) June 17, 2018
— forever wondering Ⓥ (@imagambler1) June 17, 2018