Callum Wilson, the forward for Newcastle United, has conveyed his enthusiasm for the upcoming pivotal Champions League match against AC Milan, stating that it is a fulfillment of a lifelong aspiration. Newcastle, also known as the Magpies, have been placed in a highly competitive group alongside Milan, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain.
As they approach their last game in Group F, Newcastle must achieve a triumph over Milan and rely on Dortmund to prevent a loss against PSG. Although it poses a demanding challenge, Wilson believes that this opportunity is one that the Premier League team would have eagerly embraced from the beginning. “We put in a lot of effort to secure this position in the previous season, and now we are in this situation,” Wilson conveyed to TNT Sports. “If someone had informed us during the draw that we would have this opportunity on the final matchday, we would have eagerly accepted it. Our main objective now is to concentrate on defeating the team that stands before us.”
Wilson further emphasized the importance of the upcoming match against Milan, suggesting that it could be a pivotal moment for the club. He expressed his eagerness to provide a remarkable performance in front of the supporters and stressed that it is the kind of scenario that people dream about. After recovering from a hamstring injury, the English player is optimistic about his physical condition to face a hectic series of matches. He will soon confront his fellow national team member, Fikayo Tomori, who currently represents Milan. Wilson was not aware of Milan’s defensive issues, as they have only one center-back available and may have to rely on left-back Theo Hernandez as a replacement.
When looking back on Newcastle’s season thus far, Wilson believes that there has been an excessive amount of negativity surrounding the team’s performances. Despite recent defeats in the Premier League, he highlights that they have encountered strong opponents and achieved favorable outcomes. Wilson conveyed the confidence of the club in achieving another Champions League qualification and emphasized their advancements in both the Champions League and the EFL Cup.
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