Aleksandar Mitrovic was delighted to break the record for Championship goals in a single season with his matchwinning brace against Peterborough tonight – but Fulham’s number nine insisted the main target is to lift the league title.
The Serbian striker moved past Ivan Toney’s tally last term with a first-half penalty he had won himself and then fired home a second after the break as Marco Silva’s side returned to winning ways despite a late goal from Jack Marriott. Mitrovic told FFCTV after the final whistle that he was pleased to claim another goalscoring record, but stressed picking up another three points was even more vital.
“It feels nice. 33 goals – it was a nice feeling for me, but mostly importantly we got three points today. I don’t care – a goal is a goal. It is not easy sometimes to take a penalty. I stayed clam. I think the penalty was good and I think today overall was a good performance, it was a deserved win. We should have scored a couple more today – me as well, I should have had a hat-trick – and when you don’t score goals, some things happen. I think we managed to get three points and we move on.
I have had quite a few records but this feels nice. I broke the record in the Serbian national team as well and today here. I feel good on the pitch, I feel great. I feel good in this time. As I say, the most important thing today was that we get three points, we play good football and we move. The target is to finish first. Still, fourteen games to play, nothing done yet and we need to focus on the next one, that’s Cardiff – which is another tough game.”