Newcastle United fans will love what Eddie Howe did 20 minutes after Burnley victory

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Callum Wilson and the Newcastle squad won’t get many days off this summer.

Callum Wilson has admitted that Newcastle United players aren't being given much time to rest by Eddie Howe and the coaching staff this summer.

The Magpies' forward told the Footballer's Football Podcast that the side was given a post-season programme within 20 minutes of walking off the pitch at Turf Moor after the final game of the Premier League season.

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Wilson said: "We got a post-season programme about 20 minutes after the match finished. There was no rest.

"I'll be running again tomorrow and keeping up the fitness.

"I'm going to work hard in the off-season to start the season well and push for that World Cup."

Wilson spent much of the 2020/21 campaign sidelined through injury and told podcast co-host Michail Antonio that he had his sights set on a strong start to the next campaign, as well as the potential World Cup squad spot in Gareth Southgate's England set-up.

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Wilson continued: "They say it takes three weeks or even 14 days to lose all your fitness and go back to square one.

"A week is a long time to have off, especially with me having a bit of pain in my Achilles and nursing that injury this season.

Callum Wilson won’t be resting on his laurels this summer (Image: Getty Images)Callum Wilson won’t be resting on his laurels this summer (Image: Getty Images)
Callum Wilson won’t be resting on his laurels this summer (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"It's something where it needs to be worked so I'm not going to sit around not doing anything.

"I thought my body enjoyed and needed the rest but the more I train and consistently keep working, no matter if it's light or a lot, it benefits me."

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West Ham United's Antonio told Wilson he'd be taking a different approach, jetting off abroad for three weeks of relaxing and recuperation.

The Newcastle man said he would be taking some downtime too but would use those moments to prepare mentally for the next campaign.

He said: "When I'm on a plane or on the beach somewhere, where you've got a little bit of time, missing football and zoned into what you want to achieve, I'll set goals.

"Season long term goals, for the end of the season, and mini-goals throughout that, mini wins so I don't feel like I'm setting something that's impossible."

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