Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wilson has no need to worry about missing a chance

There are moments as a striker or defender when you want the ground to open up and swallow you. I guess one of those moments came to Callum Wilson in the Newcastle match when he raced into a ball that was fed forward leaving him with just Rob Elliot to beat. He had the goal at his mercy, but probably took to long to think what he was going to do. That's unusual for Callum, and he perhaps needs to not try and over think things too much and just concentrate on staying calm when he is in a good position.
Callum will be more eager than ever to hit the target next time he gets through on goal.
That's easy to say of course and harder to do in practise. But Callum has only just come back and the descriptions of being a bit 'rusty' in front of goal are perhaps said to try and take some of the criticism off him, as a striker will back himself to score in such situations most of the time. That's what got to Callum on the day. He expected to score and found it quite frustrating to come away with a face full of the ground and a wayward shot that didn't even need Rob Elliot to make a save.


While Callum might be disappointed in not getting the goal, he has plenty of more games to try and have a big season. He looks the sharpest of AFCB's strikers at the moment by a long way and that is down to his eagerness to be a success and his dedication to his rehab which could not have gone much better. Wilson is quicker and stronger than when he came back after his first cruciate ligament injury and I believe the type of energy and enthusiasm he brings to the team is just something Eddie Howe has to bottle and release him each week.
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We may have Jermain Defoe and Josh King who might have something to say about who is the leading Bournemouth goalscorer this season, but they are going to have to play well to stop Callum from grabbing that honour this season.

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