Callum Wilson loving preparing for big season but breaks off for special Wembley visit
Callum Wilson has been talking about the season ahead.
The Newcastle United striker has been desperate to start pre-season training and now just looking forward to getting fully fit and raring to go, with first six friendlies and then the proper matches kicking off in just over five weeks time.
Last season saw Callum Wilson directly involved in 17 Premier League goals with scoring 12 and five assists.
The striker thinks he should be doing better but impressive figures when you take into account it was on average once every 122 minutes that the NUFC forward was involved in one of those 17 goals.
In a career hit by injury, the 29 year old has only once had better season stats, back in 2018/19 with Bournemouth he was involved in 23 PL goals (scoring 14 and nine assists), those 23 coming at an average of once every 110 minutes.
His next best season after these two in the Premier League was involvement in 10 PL goals (scoring eight and two assists) at an average involvement of once every 199 minutes.
Callum Wilson has broken off temporarily from his pre-season training on Wednesday night, publishing this footage from inside Wembley on his Twitter account:
What a team performance!! fans were unreal last night, what an atmosphere to be in and amongst 🔥🏴 pic.twitter.com/53MVmHAfLo
— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson) July 8, 2021
If Callum Wilson had enjoyed an injury free season, he might easily have scored around 20 goals and could well have been inside Wembley for the Denmark semi-final as part of the squad / team rather than in with the fans.
As things stand, with no Joe Willock and a squad that has very few goals in them, it is looking imperative that Callum Wilson stays fit this season and gets up around that 20 goal mark.
One of Newcastle’s few real quality players and hopefully we will see him doing well for Newcastle next season and getting back in that England squad.
Callum Wilson talking to NUFCTV:
“You spend time with the family [in close season] but always itching to be back.
“Looking forward to the pre-season games and then the season starting sooner rather than later, with the fans now allowed back in.
“Working non-stop to be honest.
“I had a bit of time towards the last two weeks of the season I unfortunately had to miss.
“That was kind of my downtime to rest and get a little bit of strength in slowly, but as soon as the off-season came that’s when I started to up my running and things like that, make sure I was ready for day one of pre-season.
“Looking forward to getting going with the balls at my feet.
“There’s always room for improvement [after last season], I think for me, 12 goals and five assists were my numbers, they need to be better.
“As a striker, I obviously set my standards so high and as a top scorer for Newcastle which is 12 goals, but in comparison to the league, there is still a bit of a way to go.
“For me the hard work started when we broke up and we’re just continuing with it now through pre-season.
“When the season comes, I’d like to hit the ground running.”
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