Callum Wilson reveals ‘turning point’ for Newcastle United team mate

Callum Wilson has labelled Joelinton’s transformation as his ‘moment of the season’.

By Joe Buck
Friday, 3rd June 2022, 6:00 am

Ciaran Clark’s dismissal against Norwich City looked like being a pivotal moment in the relegation race - and it was, but not for the reasons we all feared at the time.

The early sending-off meant Joelinton had to act as a makeshift box-to-box midfielder, a role he has now made his own.

For Wilson, this transformation was his moment of the season, believing it will act as a ‘turning point’ in the Brazilian’s career.

Callum Wilson believes Joelinton's transformation as a midfielder will act as a 'turning point for him' (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“Moment of the season, I think, was probably Joelinton switching into midfield.” Wilson told NUFC TV.

“I feel that it was a turning point for him in his career and for him in his Newcastle career definitely. It helped the team massively, he’s been a great addition to the midfield, he’s solid and he looks more comfortable there.

“He’s been our player of the season because of that. I definitely think that was the moment of the season.”