Goalscorer Joe Willock shuts down any talk of him being Newcastle United's 'super sub'

Joe Willock has batted away suggestions he is Newcastle United’s ‘super sub’.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 3:30 pm
Joe Willock of Newcastle United celebrates with Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United and Allan Saint-Maximin after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on April 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England.
Joe Willock of Newcastle United celebrates with Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United and Allan Saint-Maximin after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on April 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England.

The Arsenal loan man netted his fourth goal of his St James’ Park loan spell, his third in his last four games off the Newcastle United bench.

And when asked by BT Sport about being a ‘super sub’, Willock issued this sharp response: “That’s not my label.

"I’m just trying to give my best for the team, whether that is for 10 or 15 minutes.

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“I am happy to help the team again. We pushed hard, and we are growing in confidence. Throughout the game we were pushing and we did not lose confidence.”

Willock, who will miss United’s next game against parent club Arsenal, continued: “I’m really enjoying my football at Newcastle.

"I am a Newcastle player – and I am enjoying it every week. Learning every week. Enjoying my football.”

Asked if United are now safe, Willock said: “Hopefully. It was more of a performance – we need to keep up.”