Aleksandar Mitrovic says he ‘was really happy’ to score his first Fulham goal at Bristol City in midweek and the Serbian striker is hoping that the goals will keep coming for the remainder of his loan spell at Craven Cottage.
The Newcastle striker, deemed surplus to requirements by Rafa Benitez in January, opened the scoring at Ashton Gate after latching on to a fine cross from Fulham debutante Cyrus Christie. Speaking to Fulham’s official website, Mitrovic matter of factly suggested that scoring goals is what he is in the team to do:
It’s my job to score goals so I tried to be in the box to think where the ball would go and I was right so I made good movement in a good moment and it was a tap in. It was a good ball from Cyrus and I was really happy to get my first goal and I hope I will continue.
It is important as well because my job is to score so I wanted to break that barrier but for me at this moment I want to help my team and to fight for every ball and to try to help them to win the game. I try to do my best to score goals but the team is most important and I think we are good, we showed good character.
The 23 year-old felt that a point piece was a fair result – although he was pleased with the draw given the number of top sides Lee Johnson’s men have already embarrassed in this campaign.
It was not an easy away game and they have beaten big teams this season like Manchester United, and Manchester City really struggled, and in the end we nearly won, we could have lost but the point was fair enough for both teams.
Mitrovic believes he is getting sharper with each game he plays and hopes to play a considerable part in the Championship run-in as Fulham target promotion to the Premier League, which the popular forward achieved with the Magpies last year.
I’ve been starting games and I feel I am getting better and better, I’m getting sharper, I feel my movements are better and I hope I will get better and better as the season goes. I’m really happy to be here, I feel good and I hope I can help the team as much as I can, my job is to score goals and I will try to help my teammates with this.
He knows that the visit of league leaders Woverhampton Wanderers to Craven Cottage tomorrow will prove a stern test for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side.
Every game is difficult in this league, there are no easy games. We don’t have much time to prepare, we don’t have so much time to recover so we tried to recover the best way we can, to prepare mentally and tactically for this game so we are ready. We are at home and we want to try to win every game this season, it’s not going to be easy but we are ready.