Nenad Tomovic comments on alleged bust-up with Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic dominated the Serbian headlines last weekend.

Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic says rumours of a bust-up with Serbian teammate Aleksandar Mitrovic are wide of the mark, Tuttomercato report.

The Newcastle United striker certainly isn’t short of a little controversy, as his fiery personality has already seen him get into trouble with match officials in the Premier League.

After joining the Magpies from Anderlecht over the summer, the Serbia international’s debut made Premier League history as he received a booking almost immediately after coming on as a substitute.

Now, the talented striker has dominated headlines in Serbia after a report in national paper Novosti alleged that a full-blooded altercation had taken place with national teammate Nenad Tomovic.

The issue revolved around Czech Republic’s first-half opener during a 4-1 rout of the Serbs, and the two players were said to have been separated by Branislav Ivanovic as the matter threatened to get a little heated.

Speaking to reporters on the situation, however, Tomovic has denied there is any animosity between the pair and said the whole ordeal was fabricated by the press.

“Nothing happened, we just had an exchange of views on a situation within the game and it certainly didn’t escalate into the fight which the media have portrayed,” the defender was quoted as saying.

“At the end of the game we left the changing rooms together and went home together, therefore these rumours are false and damaging for my image.”

Mitrovic, 21, has a somewhat aggressive nature to his game which needs channelling, otherwise he could end up picking up a reputation in a similar way to Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

That said, forwards need to be ruthless at times and Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has already spoken on how he wants the former Partinzan ace to use his fiery personality as a positive weapon on the pitch.

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