Serbian football in recent years has witnessed a renaissance with a lot of talent coming through youth level. Aleksandar Mitrovic being one of them, has been touted as the man to lead their line in World Cup 2018, Russia.
Newcastle shelled out £13 million for his services, keeping in view the potential of the player. However, Newcastle fans will be furious with his attempts at simulation against Ireland last night.
Having successfully evaded the pressing line, Mitrovic bundled on the ground when chased by the tracking defender. The replays showed how the forward went down without much contact, appealing for a foul.
All in all it was an appalling dive, totally unexpected from a quality player like Mitrovic.
Newcastle supporters surely would not have liked to see their frontman resorting to such illicit activities. Check out the video below –
— Stephen Griffin (@Thestephengriff) September 5, 2017