Callum Wilson looks back at Carabao Cup final with pragmatic analysis Newcastle United fans will love
The Magpies striker is out-of-form and led a disappointing Newcastle attack at Wembley Stadium but has looked back with newfound clarity.
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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has taken the time to think back to the Carabao Cup final loss against Manchester United and given an analysis that Magpies fans will love.
Wilson led a toothless Newcastle attack at Wembley Stadium just over a week ago as the Red Devils triumphed 2-0 in a confident performance from Erik ten Hag's side.
The immediate disappointment has now dissipated for Newcastle stars and fans with attention focusing on the league and charge for Europe. The club currently sits in sixth place in the Premier League, one point behind Liverpool with a game in hand.
Speaking on the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast, Wilson took a moment to analyse where the club is headed after making their first cup final since 1999.
Wilson remained hopeful and said: "The club's going on a journey over the last 12 months it's been a journey in itself from where we were to where we've come to.
"It's only going to continue and keep improving. When you're trying to get to a destination you have dips in the road but us as players, staff, fans as a club we have to use what we experienced on the weekend of an opposition team lifting the trophy and just standing there watching them as fire, you've got to use that as fuel going forward.
"Ultimately, you want to be the one standing there. We're working hard and doing everything we can. It's only given us more motivation to try and get back there. We've got a good future. The club is going in the right direction."
Wilson finished by admitting there was one moment in particular from the Carabao Cup final that stuck in his mind, and it came thanks to the fans.
He said: "Towards the end of the game, we were losing 2-0 and the fans were waving their flags again applauding the team. That's the only thing sticking in my mind. It was crazy."