Callum Wilson has now heaped praise on his Newcastle United captain after his performance against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Kieran Trippier earned himself a hattrick of assists as Newcastle put eight goals past Sheffield United on Sunday.

Each goal supplied by Trippier came off a Newcastle player’s head too making him just the second player to achieve three assists for headed goals in the Premier League after Jason Puncheon for Crystal Palace in 2015.

Trippier set up Wilson for Newcastle’s fourth

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One of the goals he set up was for Callum Wilson who’d already had a couple of chances to get on the scoresheet before he eventually nodded home Newcastle’s fourth goal.

Speaking on The Footballer’s Football Podcast this week, Wilson gave his account of his goal while heaping praise on Trippier hailing him as ‘unbelievable’, saying: “It was a good team move, Fabi [Schar] steps in, as he does, from centre-back.
“More often than not he shoots from that position, you know. I’m standing down the line of where he’s going to shoot and I’m just pointing it wide to say ‘pass the ball to Tripps’ because I know if it goes wide it’s going to come back in for me.

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Wilson putting himself down despite a good performance is gold

“So from a selfish point of view I’m blocking his shot but then he made the right decision but then Tripps: third assist of the day, unbelievable player for us. I couldn’t miss. Well, the way I was acting on that day I could have missed.”
To be fair to Wilson, he really couldn’t have missed. It was an inch-perfect cross from the £12million former Atletico Madrid player, and any kind of touch would have seen it go in.

It’s also great to hear Wilson being so humble and admitting he should have done better with his earlier chances.

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