Callum Wilson says Tottenham star is an unbelievable player
Callum Wilson has told The Footballer’s Football Podcast that Harry Kane is an unbelievable player as he admitted that he knows that he will be a backup to the Tottenham Hotspur star at the World Cup.
Wilson’s brilliant form for Newcastle this season saw the £20 million star make a late surge to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Qatar.
He has scored six goals in 11 Premier League appearances this term. That record has helped the Magpies put themselves third in the table going into the break.
Harry Kane is an unbelievable player
However, Wilson is one of the players who may be set for a quieter tournament. Of course, he is battling for the spot occupied by the captain and the Three Lions’ most important player.
Kane is on the cusp of making history. He is two goals behind Wayne Rooney in the battle to be the country’s all-time leading goalscorer.
He is also looking to be the first player to retain the Golden Boot at the World Cup.
Wilson is clearly determined to not just make up the numbers. However, he is under no illusions regarding the challenge ahead of him.
“I know Harry is an unbelievable player, he is England captain as well and is going to be first choice on most people’s team sheets,” he told The Footballer’s Football Podcast.
“I know my role and I’m not deluded enough to think I’m going to go to the World Cup and be playing every game.
“There is going to be periods and tournament football is going to be different to league football. You’re going to have to manage loads, you’ll have to see games out in a different style and I just feel there will be an opportunity there.
“When it does I’ll be ready to take it with both hands.”
Southgate faces tricky challenge managing his strikers
Wilson will absolutely be ready for the twists and turns that could come. Southgate has a number of exciting attacking players at his disposal.
However, Wilson is arguably the only player other than Kane who is at his best when playing as a central striker. So he will surely be raring to go because he will probably be needed at some stage.
Kane may not see that way. At 29, the Tottenham star is at his peak. And he will want to play as many minutes as he can over the coming weeks.
Managing their respective minutes correctly is just one of the key challenges facing Southgate over the next month.
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