Serbia carry a Saudi Arabian flavour into their Euros clash with England

Serbia carry a Saudi Arabian flavour into their Euros clash with England

15-Jun-2024 11:00:19 | Guardian

Fans were baffled when Mitrovic and Milinkovic-Savic left major European clubs but their attacking danger remains

Serbia tend to make a mark at international tournaments and in Germany the interesting element is that two of their three most important players ply their trade in Saudi Arabia. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, teammates at Al-Hilal, join Dusan Tadic as the individuals likely to pose the greatest danger to England in Gelsenkirchen.

Mitrovic, familiar to English fans from his eight years with Newcastle and Fulham, has been mocked in Serbia over his move to the Gulf. The striker has been a Newcastle fan since childhood and it has been suggested that if he loved Saudi Arabia so much he should have submitted his CV to his favourite club rather than playing in the country.

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