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'What you doing?': Newcastle attacker claims his own teammates kept hacking him in training last week

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Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has shared what happened in training in the week leading up to the game against Manchester City last week.

The Magpies really are in a happy place now. After the doom and gloom under Steve Bruce early on in the season, Newcastle are showing the world what they’re really made of, and Eddie Howe deserves immense credit.

One reason why the Newcastle boss deserves more praise than ever is because he has managed to turn things around at St James’ Park without his main striker over the last few months.

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Wilson suffered a calf injury at the end of December and he remained on the sidelines until last weekend. He’s fit again now and the Englishman has revealed how his teammates welcomed him back in training.

Callum Wilson: My Newcastle teammates smashed me in training

Wilson sat down for a chat with West Ham United star Michail Antonio on The Footballer’s Football Podcast this week and the Newcastle man shed some light on what happened before he made his return against Manchester City last weekend.

He said: “The week leading into the first game I had two of my teammates smash me in training. It’s not really heard of where they smash you and I’m like ‘lads, what you doing?’. And they’re like ‘welcome back’.

“One hit me on the back of my calf on that side, another smashed me on the hip on that side. I was walking around like an old man!

“But, I was able to clear up and get out of my head as I knew during training I’d been hit left, right and centre by centre-backs.”

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It wasn’t a great return for Wilson as his side got battered against the defending Premier League champions. Manchester City smashed five past the Magpies, and even though Wilson only played for about 20 minutes, he could’ve got on the score sheet.

Last weekend’s result really doesn’t matter for Newcastle, who are sitting comfortably in 14th. Even if they lost their final two games of the season, they will still stay up, which is an extraordinary achievement considering where they were just a few months ago.

However, Howe will get his team to go all out against Arsenal and Burnley, and wins against those two clubs could push them as high as ninth – if other results go their way.

Wilson will be hoping to get more minutes in the final two games of the campaign and he’d love nothing more than to get a couple of goals under his belt.

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