'Can't hit a barn door' – Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Mitrovic goal for Serbia
By Danny Wright
Newcastle fans have taken to social media to react to Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring while on international duty with Serbia.
The 22-year-old found the back of the net with a belter from the egde of the box to give his nation the lead against Georgia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Southampton’s Dusan Tadic and Mijat Gacinovic grabbed the other two goals in a 3-1 victory that saw them take pole position in group D after the Republic of Ireland failed to beat Wales.
— NNI (@SteveRyanJr) March 25, 2017
Mitrovic’s 64th minute goal was his fourth goal in his last three matches for Serbia, although he’s failed to get on the score sheet for Newcastle since a 1-0 win against Wolves in mid-February.
There have been eight matches since that win at Molineux and Mitro’s lack of form has seen him completely axed from Rafa Benitez’s matchday squad on two occasions.
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It’s been a month since the ex-Anderlecht man took to the pitch for the Magpies after scoring just four league goals all campaign.
However an injury to Daryl Muprhy and doubts over the fitness of the club’s top scorer Dwight Gayle could mean the Serbian target man could be in line to start the Toon’s next game against Wigan on April 1.
Fans, however, remain sceptical that he will repeat his international form at club level.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Toon Army about Mitrovic:
Great to see Mitrovic score for Serbia tonight. Perfect confidence boost. Could play given Gayle lacks match fitness & Murphy injured. #NUFC
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) March 24, 2017
Alexander Mitrovic scores in a friendly and all of a sudden he's a good player? #NUFC
— Cola (@Percycola) March 24, 2017
Mitrovic Scores, Yet At #NUFC He Gets Service When He Plays Yet Can't Hit A Barn Door….
— Sam Chipperfield (@SamChipperfield) March 24, 2017
he's a complete enigma…brilliant in belgiam for Anderlecht…class for Serbia…yet poor/average for NUFC. Strange.
— Burnsie ⚽NUFC⚽ ???????? (@BenArfaChance) March 24, 2017
What are you at Mitrovic, leave that for #NUFC matches
— Gregory (@gped87) March 24, 2017
— Paul Moose Harris (@Mooseprog) March 24, 2017
Why does Mitrovic turn into some sort of superstar when he plays for Serbia? Great finish from him there #NUFC
— Adam Smith (@ASmithSJ) March 24, 2017
Great goal by mitrovic run of games for Serbia finding form , funny that #nufc
— Jay Searles (@JaySearles) March 24, 2017