sport news Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic claimed he was only half-fit in win against ...

'I didn't run for 13 days... I shouldn't be on the pitch': Aleksandar Mitrovic says he was only half-fit with 'hamstring still hurting' when he came off the bench to help Fulham to Premier League promotion with win against Brentford Fulham beat Brentford 2-1 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Joe Bryan scored twice in extra-time to give the Cottagers a pivotal victory The Whites' injured striker Aleksandar Mitrovic started the game from the bench Mitrovic claimed he could not run for two weeks before the final but still played 

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline

Published: 23:57 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 00:00 BST, 5 August 2020

View
comments

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic admitted he has not been able to run for nearly two weeks but still helped his side to Premier League promotion in the play-off final.

Mitrovic's side beat west London rivals Brentford 2-1 at Wembley, with both of Fulham's goals coming when the Serbian forward was on the field. 

The half-fit 25-year-old missed both legs of the play-off semi-final with a hamstring injury and started the final from the bench but came on in the second-half to help his team to victory. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic said he shouldn't have been on the pitch for Fulham's play-off final win

Aleksandar Mitrovic said he shouldn't have been on the pitch for Fulham's play-off final win

The Serbian started the game on the bench at Wembley but came on to inspire a victory

The Serbian started the game on the bench at Wembley but came on to inspire a victory

Speaking about his injury to Sky Sports after the game, Mitrovic said: 'It was really hard to be honest, I should not even be on the pitch. 

'I'm probably half way through my recovery and my hamstring's still hurting. But we made the decision and sometimes in life you have to take a risk. 

'I'm really happy we took this risk and I'm happy for team and the manager. I think we deserved this.'

The Serbian has been one of Fulham's key players this season, scoring 26 goals in their bid to promotion.

The half-injured Mitrovic came on in the second-half when the scores were tied at 0-0

The half-injured

read more from dailymail.....

NEXT sport news Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk offer Neco Williams their total ...