Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Serbian striker Alexander Mitrović made an electrifying debut for Saudi Arabian football giants Al-Hilal, capturing the spotlight as he notched his inaugural goal, propelling the team to a triumphant victory.
Mitrović’s highly anticipated entry into Al-Hilal’s ranks was marked by an impressive display of skill and finesse. The Serbian forward, freshly acquired from English club Fulham, demonstrated his prowess with a stunning goal that marked his debut appearance in the iconic Al-Hilal jersey.
The path to securing Mitrović’s talents was not without its challenges. Negotiations with Fulham officials proved arduous, as they vehemently expressed their reluctance to part ways with their prized striker.
However, Al-Hilal’s unwavering determination, coupled with Mitrović’s own desire to make his mark in the Saudi league, ultimately led to a successful deal. The transaction, valued at an impressive $58 million, solidified Mitrović’s commitment to Al-Hilal for a three-season stretch.
In his debut match against Al-Raed in the Saudi Professional League, Mitrović etched his name into Al-Hilal’s history by scoring a pivotal goal that set the tone for the team’s commanding 4-0 victory. The crowd at Al-Raed Stadium was treated to a spectacle of talent and determination as Mitrović found the back of the net, an achievement that was met with thunderous cheers from the stands.
In the aftermath of his triumphant debut, Mitrović shared his sentiments with the media. “I am delighted by the warm reception and support I’ve received from both the fans and my teammates since joining Al-Hilal,” he said.
“Scoring my first goal in my inaugural match is a moment I will cherish,” he stated. “I aim to contribute more goals and bring joy to the fans as we progress. This victory is just the beginning.”