Date: 16th August 2018 at 6:00pm
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Aleksandar Mitrovic believes he is now at a club that are playing to his strengths as a target man.

In what appears to be a criticism of Rafa Benitez’s tactics, the Serbian says he feels that, for the first time In England, he is able to show what he can do. Speaking in an interview with the Telegraph, he said:

“In England, this [at Fulham] is the first time that I really feel comfortable in the system and in the way we play. I think the manager and my team-mates, they all know my strengths and try to use them in the best way that they can. The result was that I scored a lot of goals and we won games.”

Some fans on Twitter were irritated by Mitro’s comments:

Others feel the 23-year-old may have a point:

Sometimes things just don’t work out. Although Mitro’s all or nothing playing style got him many admirers among supporters, it was clear from the outset when Rafa arrived, he just wasn’t a good fit for the manager’s style of play.

As the Serbian international says himself, he just wasn’t able to adapt to what the Spaniard wanted, and he found a club in Fulham who were prepared to utilise his physicality and aerial prowess more.

We will see this season whether he has the talent to score goals in the Premier League after scoring a hatful for the Cottagers in the Championship, but there shouldn’t be any hard feelings on either side. We got good money for the player and Mitrovic now has the regular first-team football he wanted all along.

 

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