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“It’s a lack of respect” – Callum Wilson Criticises Spurs ‘Keeper

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has criticised Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario for showing ‘a lack of respect’ during Tottenham’s 4-1 hammering of Newcastle in north London on Sunday afternoon.

The England international had a tame header saved by Vicario in second-half stoppage-time and the ‘keeper taunted Wilson by pulling a face and appearing to shout in Wilson’s direction.

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In a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Wilson accused Vicario of lacking respect and also rhetorically asked the question: “There’s a way to win, isn’t there?”

In response to Wilson’s comments to Sky Sports, Vicario took to social media with an Instagram story quoting the Sky Sports post with a comment: “Respect is given – to everyone that respects me.”

Callum Wilson has been criticised in the past for his part in a podcast with Michail Antonio in which the pair have openly mocked fellow professionals, such as Vicario’s Tottenham teammate, Richarlison.

Wilson also discussed the actions of Jordan Pickford, too, in the aftermath of Everton’s 3-0 defeat of Newcastle at Goodison Park on Thursday night:

“I think we saw it in the week when Everton were winning and Pickford was messing around, the goalkeeper starts pulling faces and messing around and it’s just a lack of respect, I thought. But I said my piece, we’re grown men and we move on.”

The 31-year-old Coventry-born forward, who has two goals in nine appearances for England, has had an impressive start to this season with seven goals scored in ten Premier League appearances after notching 18 in 31 in England’s top-flight last season.

Tottenham ended a five-match winless run of form in the Premier League with that hammering of The Magpies, whilst Newcastle go into a must-win game against AC Milan at St James’ Park in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after successive three-goal defeats in the Premier League.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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