Wilson says ‘pressure is on Tottenham’ for their clash with Newcastle
Callum Wilson claims ‘the pressure is on Tottenham’ following their midweek defeat to Man United… with Newcastle looking to extend their unbeaten run and pile on the misery for Antonio Conte’s side on Sunday
The Magpies have lost just one of their opening 11 league games this term, and are unbeaten in their last six – a run that has moved them to within two points of the top four.
Over the past week, Newcastle have picked up four points from games against Manchester United and Everton, while Spurs are coming off the back of a defeat to the Red Devils in midweek. Wilson thinks his team’s positive start to the campaign has taken the pressure off, while Tottenham are now in the spotlight as they look to avoid successive losses.
‘For us as a team, it’s really important to keep getting positive results, keep the momentum,’ Wilson said, as quoted by The Independent.
‘We’ve gone to Man United, picked up a positive result then won at home, so you could say the pressure isn’t on us and the pressure is on Tottenham.’
After spending heavily in the last two transfer windows since the takeover at the club 12 months ago, Newcastle have set their sights on pushing for the European places this season.
Eddie Howe’s men have already earned draws against both Manchester clubs, while it took a last-minute winner for Liverpool to get the better of them in August.
Wilson is relishing the challenge of going up against another side from the ‘Big Six’ on Sunday.
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‘They’re at home and kind of have that confidence, but we want to go there and test ourselves against a team that is up there in the league as well. That’s where we want to be at and we’ll see how we get on at the weekend,’ he added.
‘We’ll go there and focus on playing well and the result will hopefully take care of itself.’
Newcastle have won three of their last four, and Wilson thinks they could have taken maximum points with a bit more luck.
Despite their good form, he has insisted the team aren’t looking too far ahead.
He continued: ‘For us, we had a positive result at Manchester United, 0-0, but we probably should have won the game. It just wasn’t to be. But we had to win our home game and thankfully we did that.
‘We’ll just take it game by game, like we have been. Our focus was to empty the tank [against Everton] then recharge and go again on Sunday, then recharge again to get ready for Villa.