Sheepish Newcastle United star laughs at Aston Villa man after post-match mockery

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Callum Wilson admitted he might need to be more careful what he says ahead of Premier League fixtures going forwards.

A sheepish Callum Wilson admitted regret for his cheeky swipe at Aston Villa ahead of their victory over Newcastle United last weekend.

The confident Magpies striker claimed that his side would 'put the fire out' of Villa last weekend with the club on a superb run of form. However, Newcastle went on to lose the clash 3-0 as Unai Emery's side closed the gap on European places.

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Speaking with West Ham United striker Michail Antonio last week on the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast, Wilson said: "Looks like we're going to have to put the fire out. Someone call the fire brigade!

"We've won the last five. On form it's a good fixture, they'll have extra motivation as we beat them 4-0 at home. It's going to be a game where they want to get their own back in front of the fans. It's going to be a difficult match."

It took Villa just 11 minutes to take the lead in the fixture thanks to Jacob Ramsey before man of the moment Ollie Watkins grabbed a second half brace to send Newcastle home disappointed.

Returning to the popular podcast this week, Wilson admitted that he received a friendly ribbing from Villa man John McGinn after the game as a result of his big talk.

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He said: "It was brilliant banter from him. I said about the fire brigade, putting the fire out. After the game, they must've mentioned it to him and he's said the fire brigade was on strike. Unbelievable banter.

Worked tirelessly to win back possession for Villa with some brilliant tackles and interceptions. Won plenty of fouls and and often progressed attacks with some lovely clipped passes forward.Worked tirelessly to win back possession for Villa with some brilliant tackles and interceptions. Won plenty of fouls and and often progressed attacks with some lovely clipped passes forward.
Worked tirelessly to win back possession for Villa with some brilliant tackles and interceptions. Won plenty of fouls and and often progressed attacks with some lovely clipped passes forward. | AFP via Getty Images

"When I see that, I thought I'm not going to talk on the podcast this week, it comes straight back in my face. I need to focus on getting back in the team!"

Newcastle are back in action this weekend as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to St James' Park in a huge fixture for the Champions League race.

The Magpies got the better of Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in October with a 2-1 win but last time the London club visited St James' Park they triumphed 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.

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