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Mitrovic on Benitez: We just didn’t suit each other

Aleksandar Mitrovic has opened up on his time at Newcastle United saying that he and Rafa Benitez were just not compatible.

The Serbian managed to score just 17 goals in 72 appearances for Newcastle in his two-and-a-half years at the club, before swapping the intense glare of life at St James’ Park for the more serene atmosphere as a Fulham player last January.

The transfer from the North East of England to West London has sparked the 24-year-old into life, and despite only playing 29 games for the Cottagers, he has already matched the 17 goals that he scored for the Magpies.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game against Bournemouth, he has said that his style of play just didn’t suit that of Newcastle boss, Rafa Benitez.

“We just didn’t suit each other,” Mitrovic told the BBC.

“I didn’t suit his tactics and I didn’t really feel comfortable to play, so he couldn’t get the best out of me. But it is nothing personal – just business.

“We had a good relationship and he is a good guy. Defensively he is one of the best managers that I have worked with.”

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