Aleksandar Mitrovic issues plea to Newcastle fans
Aleksandar Mitrovic has pleaded with Newcastle United fans to stick by the second-bottom team.
Mitrovic came off the bench to score twice against 17th-placed Norwich City last weekend.
But his goals were not enough to take anything from the game.
And the result left the club six points adrift of Premier League safety ahead of Saturday’s game against Southampton.
Mitrovic and his team-mates were backed by more than 2,600 fans at Carrow Road.
And United, two points adrift of 18th-placed Sunderland, will again be well supporter at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Four of Newcastle’s remaining seven games are at home – Swansea City and Crystal Palace are among the visitors – and Mitrovic believes “everything is possible” between now and the end of the season.
“We have, if I can say it like this, easier games than Norwich and Sunderland,” said Mitrovic.
“They need to play against each other as well.
“They will lose points, but we need to be sure we will take every chance they give to us. Everything is possible. The fans were amazing like always.
“I ask them to stay with us these seven games.
“I know sometimes we don’t deserve it, but I ask them to stay with us and to help us to stay up.”
Mitrovic believes United must forget about what happened against Norwich – Martin Olsson’s winner came in injury time – and focus on the Southampton match and the 21 points left to play for between now and the end of the campaign.
“We are very disappointed,” the 21-year-old told BBC Radio Newcastle. “We didn’t deserve to lose.
“We can do nothing now. The best way to so move on and try to prepare for the next game and win the next game.
“We have seven big games. They have six points more.
“But at the moment it’s nothing, because they have some difficult games and they will lose points.
“We have think about ourselves and win some games.
“I think we need to win one game or two games in a row and confidence will be better.
“The best way now is to move on. We have seven more games. Nothing is finished now.”