Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has shared what Kieran Trippier grabbed him to say straight after the side’s Carabao Cup semi-final win last night.
Having scored an early double to send his boyhood club through to their first major final since the 1999 FA Cup, the 25-year-old took to a post-match interview with the Toon’s official website.
Here he relayed what the right-back had said to him when the full-time whistle blew.
“Tripp spoke to us yesterday about my finishing and stuff,” Longstaff said.
“Then walking back, he grabbed us and went ‘I told you, I told you’, so he should have told us sooner to be honest!
“But an amazing night.”
Longstaff is an attacking threat
The midfielder nearly managed to bag his hat-trick with an incredible volley saved by Saints goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.
Naturally operating as either a central or defensive midfielder, the 25-year-old has the characteristics needed to help the Magpies both offensively and defensively.
Longstaff has been primarily used in the middle of the park next to Joe Willock and Bruno Guimaraes – who have statistically earned more contributions going forward.
However, it is the local lad’s long-distance strike which comes at unpredictable times for the opposition.
Hopefully he is given the opportunity to push further forward during the remainder of the season, as that’s where he really shines.
Longstaff will be buzzing after last night, with the opportunity to now help his boyhood club end their 54-year trophy drought in the Carabao Cup final.