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|Posté le: Sam 28 Avr - 11:26 (2018) Sujet du message: Unbeaten Fulham loan star Aleksandar Mitrovic on the 'winnin
Sixteen games sbobet168 into his loan spell and Aleksandar Mitrovic is still yet to taste defeat. Keep that streak alive for the next month and, whether by the play-offs or league finish, Fulham will be a Premier League team.
If that does indeed transpire Mitrovic must go down as one of the most decisive pieces of transfer business in English football this season. For the cost of a loan fee and six months of wages Fulham will reap the £170million-plus rewards of life on England’s top table.
Though Mitrovic was not the only piece of astute January business spearheaded by Slavisa Jokanovic, who also acquired full-backs Matt Targett and Cyrus Christie, he has been the most decisive.
Mitrovic’s winner in a nervy 2-1 victory over already relegated Sunderland was his 12th goal since arriving at Craven Cottage and ensured that Fulham’s unbeaten run in the Championship hit 23 games whilst safeguarding the Serbian’s hot streak.
“I haven’t lost and I hope I won’t,” Mitrovic said. “Hopefully we only have one game left and we win that as well.
“This team have a winning mentality, to not lose 23 games in a row you have to show character, mentality, a good relation between the players on and off the pitch.”
Since Jokanovic’s appointment Fulham have played some of the best football in the second tier, their midfield of Kevin McDonald, Tom Cairney and Stefan Johansen able to pass opponents into submission on a weekly basis.
What they haven’t consistently had is anyone to ensure their dominance is reflected on the scoresheet, with too much of a goalscoring burden placed on the brilliant shoulders of 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon.
But just as Mitrovic has been good for Fulham so have Fulham been good for Mitrovic.
“Yeah I score goals but the team is doing well so it’s much easier for me when they create chances and play for me,” he says. “When they get close to the goal every player looking for me.
“That’s our style, our tactic: to try to find me. Any striker would enjoy playing sbobet168 in that system.” Fulham were a long way from their best on Friday night, shocked by the fighting spirit Sunderland showed in a game where all they could do was spoil the Cottagers’ party. Joel Asoro’s strike was cancelled out by Lucas Piazon but the hosts struggled to get Mitrovic into the game in the first period.
That changed after half-time and after a snap shot from outside the box had been well saved Mitrovic pounced on his second chance, rising highest to meet Stefan Johansen’s free-kick and head home a winner that ratchets up the pressure on Cardiff, who must win at Hull on Saturday to stay in the drivers’ seat on the final day of the Championship season.
“In this style as a striker I know I will get one or two chances but I don’t think much about other things. When my chance came I was ready.”
Mitrovic is hoping he has played his final game of the season at Craven Cottage but his Fulham career could last much longer than the remainder of the campaign.
On the full-time lap of appreciation Mitrovic made a point of thumping the Fulham badge as the home fans serenaded their hero.
“We’ll see what happens,” Mitrovic said of a return next season, though it is clear he wants to stay.
“I’m really happy, thankful to the fans, the staff, the players. sbobet168 Since the beginning I’ve really enjoyed it here. I don’t know to thank them for all the kind words that I get, all the support from the fans, staff and every person who works in the club,
“We deserve to be in the top two but we will see what happens.”