What Steve Bruce said to Joe Willock before substitution as Arsenal loanee makes bold prediction following Tottenham goal
Joe Willock has revealed what Steve Bruce told him before he was subbed on against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Arsenal loanee rescued Newcastle United a late point against Jose Mourinho’s men in the Premier League this afternoon.
Before that, Joelintom had given the home side an early lead before a Harry Kane double for Spurs turned the game on its head before Willock’s equaliser late in the second half.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Willock spoke about Bruce, addressed what it meant to score against Arsenal’s North London rivals, and made a prediction for the run-in.
“It was big. I thought we played really well. So, to be behind I thought was a bit harsh.
"I’m happy I can come on and make a big impact like that.
“Yeah, I’m an Arsenal player so it does make it a bit sweeter but I’m happy to come here [to Newcastle United] and do my job and come on the pitch to make an impact like the manager told me to do.
"He [Steve Bruce] told me to come on, run around and try and score and that I need to get in the box and score goals, which is what I love to do.
"I was happy I could help the team today.
As a group of players, we are all willing to fight for each other and I feel like if we continue to play like how we did today, we will have no problem staying in this league.”