Aleksandar Mitrovic insists Fulham always aim for victory with Leeds United clash no different

Fulham make the trip to West Yorkshire this weekend

Friday, 26th June 2020, 4:45 pm

Aleksandar Mitrovic says Fulham will be aiming for all three points and nothing else at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Scott Parker's outfit make the journey to West Yorkshire as second-place Leeds United welcome third-place Fulham to LS11 in a crucial clash at the top end of the Championship.

The two sides are separated by seven points in the race for promotion to the Premier League, and United could strike a serious blow to the Cottagers automatic hopes with victory.

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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in action against Leeds United. (PA)

Fulham, though, will set out to take all the spoils against the Whites as they do every week says top goalscorer Mitrovic ahead of kick-off.

“We always go for the win,” he told the club website.

“I don’t think as a football player you ever go into a game to play for a draw. You always try to win, always go for the three points. That’s what we’ll try to do.

“We’ll see how the game goes, it could turn out that we’re happy with a draw, but beforehand you always go in with the mindset of trying to win the game and get three points, and that’s what we’re going to do.

“I think we can beat any team in this league. They are in front of us, but we beat them the first time we played at home. That was a nice, good game, and we expect the same now.

“They’re a team who play with a lot of intensity, they have a lot of speed, and they’re a really good, physical team.

“I think it will be a nice challenge, a good game. The better team will win, and hopefully that will be us.

“It’s a big game, but for us it’s like any other game, a game we will try to win. It’s a good opponent who are above us, and we want to close that gap.

“It is a big game but we’ll go into it and prepare like we would any other game. Every match for us this season has been big, especially now as we get closer to the end. It’s a big game and we’re going for three points.”

Asked if his side could still earn automatic promotion this season with just eight games of he campaign remaining, he said: "Of course.

“There’s still a lot of points to play for. Eight games left, that’s a lot of points to play for and a lot of points that can be dropped.

“We are chasing two teams who are seven points in front of us, so they could be caught in three games. We have a chance to close the gap on them, and we’ll try to do that. We are ready and we’re looking forward to the game.

“If we win we are getting closer and it will make the finish of the season more interesting. But we’re not thinking about that yet, first we have to be the better side on the pitch, only then can we win the game.”