‘I’m not’: £20m Newcastle player confirms he’s not in the squad for PSG game tonight

Callum Wilson, a striker for Newcastle, has officially made it official that he won’t be available for tonight’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

I'm not': £20m Newcastle player confirms he's not in the squad for PSG game  tonight

For the first time in more than 20 years, Champions League soccer will be played at St. James’ Park, but one of Eddie Howe’s key players won’t be there.

Wilson, who cost Newcastle £20 million from Bournemouth in 2020, is yet to play at home in a competition. He will now have to wait for his chance to face top European teams in front of the Newcastle fans.

Wilson reveals he won’t be at the PSG game.
In what has been nicknamed the “group of death,” PSG, the defending French Champions, come to Newcastle tonight in a much-anticipated matchup. PSG defeated Borussia Dortmund in the group’s opening match, while Howe’s team managed to snag a draw at AC Milan.

With it appearing like Sven Botman and Harvey Barnes would miss the match, Newcastle is already dealing with a number of problems; Wilson’s absence further hurts their chances of winning.

Wilson expressed his sadness at not being able to participate in the game on the Footballers’ Football Podcast.

Unfortunately, I won’t be making the game myself, but that is what it is. There will be a ton more, according to Wilson.

Newcastle’s meager offensive options

Alexander Isak has led the line in both games since Wilson was benched in the 8-0 triumph, and Wilson has missed the previous two contests.

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Howe has been eager to switch up the combination, and with both players playing well, the schedule seemed to be working.

Wilson is now out, meaning Isak will probably have to play the full 90 minutes without any backup.

There are no senior number nines who could support Isak tonight because Barnes and Matt Ritchie are not available as wide alternatives, leaving only Miguel Almiron, Anthony Gordon, and Jacob Murphy as senior choices.

Wilson will feel disappointed that he won’t be present for the momentous event tonight, but he also points out that there will be plenty of opportunities in the remaining Champions League matches as Newcastle strives to advance from the group.

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