Newcastle fans are not impressed by Aleksandar Mitrović, after the Serbian striker said he was desperate to leave Newcastle.
The loan of Aleksandar Mitrović to Fulham seemed a strange decision at the time, with the Magpies struggling for goals and a lack of replacements available in the transfer market.
Islam Slimani was brought in on loan from Leicester, but the Algerian only made his debut last weekend due to an ongoing thigh problem.
Mitrović has been absolutely flying in the Championship for Fulham, grabbing eight goals in nine starts, and the 23 year-old says he needed to leave Newcastle.
“From the first minute here (at Fulham), I adapted really fast and my team-mates have helped me a lot. I feel good to play every game on the pitch so I hope that we’ll be able to fight for automatic promotion for the rest of the season,” Mitrović said.
“I needed to leave Newcastle because I needed game time and needed games in my legs and I was desperate to play football, to be on the pitch, to score goals.”
Scoring goals certainly hasn’t been a problem for the Serbian since the move, and fans haven’t been able to decide if he deserves another chance on Tyneside next season.
These latest comments won’t exactly help his cause though, and fans have often felt that he does not work hard enough to function in Rafael Benitez’s system.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
To everyone complaining about his going, you don’t seem to remember how many he missed the year we got relegated.
— copernicus (@1n5pades) April 6, 2018
Inconsistent aggressive and massively over hyped
— Jay (@JasonEl29818906) April 6, 2018
AND of course the fact he doesn't work hard enough or do what Rafa ssys!
— Jack Dees (@JackJDees) April 6, 2018
No, we showed you the door
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) April 6, 2018
Found his level
— George Laidlaw (@Waldial) April 6, 2018