Thursday 27 October 2016

Mitrovic targets win at City to lift Magpies out of doldrums

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic is targeting victory at Manchester City to confirm Newcastle's emergence from their early-season doldrums after a thrilling draw with Premier League champions Chelsea.

The Magpies brought an end to a dismal four-game losing streak by battling to within four minutes of victory over Jose Mourinho's men at St James' Park on Saturday evening before having to settle for a 2-2 draw.

While there was disappointment on Tyneside on the final whistle, there was also renewed belief and a sense that head coach Steve McClaren's pleas for patience might just have some merit.

Mitrovic said: "This game is very good for our confidence. We saw tonight we can play against big teams. We need to work this week very hard.

"We have a very difficult game, maybe more difficult than (Chelsea), against City on Saturday, but we need to believe.

"As I said, we will work hard all week and we need to go there with confidence and try to win the game."

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