He’s got the head coach’s backing, now it’s time to see whether or not he’ll have the fan’s backing as well.
Because whilst that might be the case now, a continual dip in form and you never know what could be on the horizon. That’s the situation that surrounds Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic right now. Having not found the back of the net for Fulham for some time now, it’s very easy to start questioning, not so much his worth to the team, but just how long he can hold on to his place within in.
And speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s clash with Everton, Fulham head coach Scott Parker was adamant in his belief that the Serbian will be able to turn things around sooner rather than later:
Mitro low on confidence? “As always people judge him on goals, but the last two games his work ethic and what we need from him has been exceptional.” Says goals haven’t quite happened, but believes it’ll turn in near future.
— Peter Rutzler (@peterrutzler) November 20, 2020
Is Aleksandar Mitrovic our most important player?
It’s a response you’d probably expect from a head coach, he was never likely to try and throw him under the bus, but I do believe there’s only so long that a forward can have support of his boss before he’s forced to make a change.
And whilst that may not be an option now, because of the lack of depth at the position we have now, if and when we bring somebody in during the January transfer window, then that will create a totally different narrative.