Callum Wilson comments on Alexander Isak scoring against Bournemouth
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Callum Wilson comments on Alexander Isak scoring against Bournemouth

Callum Wilson has joked that he would always expect his Newcastle teammate Alexander Isak to score a penalty given how much money he cost.

The 23-year-old arrived at St James’ Park last month, costing a club record £59million from Real Sociedad. It was a huge statement of intent from the Toon owners, and Isak has started well in front of goal.

He scored on his debut against Liverpool, and now he’s found the net in front of the home fans. The Sweden international has two goals in three games, which is an identical record to Wilson.

Isak’s second Newcastle goal came from the penalty spot – the equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. It was an accomplished finish from the youngster, and now Wilson has commented on his teammate’s latest strike.

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Wilson on Isak scoring from the spot

Wilson has appeared on the latest episode of the Footballer’s Football Podcast alongside Michail Antonio.

He discussed the Magpies’ most recent result, addressing Isak scoring a penalty in his absence. The 30-year-old is Newcastle’s usual penalty taker.

“For £60million, I should expect him to put a penalty away,” he said.

“In my absence you always want somebody to step up and have that confidence and composure to put it away. Fair play to him, it’s got us a point at the end of the day.

“But we probably needed a little bit more from other players and people around on the pitch on the day to try and get that intricate football going to get three points.”

Wilson will want penalty duty back when he returns

While Wilson might expect Isak to score penalties, that doesn’t mean he will be letting him take them. It’s almost certain that the number nine will demand to be back on spot kick duty when he returns from injury.

That will hopefully happen a week on Saturday when Newcastle face Fulham at Craven Cottage. Wilson is expected to be fit, having missed the Magpies’ last five games with a hamstring injury.

However, there is now doubts over Isak’s fitness. He has been pulled out of the Sweden squad due to injury and will not feature in their upcoming Nations League games.

Hopefully he’s fit to face Fulham, as that could be the first chance he gets to play alongside Wilson. It will be interesting to see how Eddie Howe utilises the duo. Will he play them as a pair or will one be pushed out wide?

Only time will tell, but expect Wilson to pull rank if Newcastle get a penalty when they are both on the pitch – even if Isak was so expensive he’s expected to score penalties.