By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 23:57 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 00:00 BST, 5 August 2020
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
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.