Aleksandar Mitrovic reacts to smashing Championship record

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic smashed the Championship goalscoring record on Wednesday night in their 2-1 win over Peterborough. 

Mitrovic moved his tally this season to 33 goals in 30 games, surpassing the previous record of 31 held by Brentford’s Ivan Toney only last season. He became the first player to net 33 goals across 30 Championship games, averaging a goal every 79 minutes, with only five penalties. 

The Serbian has now set eyes on the title with Fulham nine points clear over Bournemeputn, though the Cherries have two games in hand. 

“That is the target, to finish top and to finish first,” said Mitrovic.

“14 games to play and nothing is done yet, we need to focus on Cardiff [on Saturday] now.”

“It feels nice, 33 goals. It was a nice feeling to break the record but most important is the three points,” he added. 

“I should have had a hat-trick but it was a good performance. I have a few records but this feels nice. I have one with Serbia and am now here. I feel great, I feel good with this team.”

Marco Silva’s reaction 

“Congratulations to him. The numbers speak for themselves. 33 goals at the end of February, with 14 more games to play, it’s fantastic.

“What I like about him is he’s always demanding more and more and more. He knows that from tomorrow I’ll demand more and more from him.

“Mitro’s numbers reflect our philosophy and the players have bought into it. We’re creating and building something important.”

Opta stat 

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 32 goals in the EFL Championship this season, a new single-season record in the competition since the 2004-05 rebrand, and the most in the second tier since Guy Whittingham in 1992-93 (42).

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