Vicario Responds to Callum Wilson’s Allegation of Disrespect Following 4-1 Victory
In the aftermath of Tottenham’s decisive 4-1 triumph over Newcastle, a contentious exchange unfolded between goalkeeper Vicario and Newcastle’s Callum Wilson. Following a five-game winless streak, Spurs secured a commanding victory with goals from Destiny Udogie, a Richarlison brace, and a Heung-Min Son penalty. Despite Joelinton’s stoppage-time consolation goal, Newcastle’s offensive struggles were compounded when Vicario, in the game’s final moments, attempted to provoke Wilson by making faces after saving his header.
Wilson, in a candid post-match interview with Sky Sports, expressed his displeasure: “There’s a way to win, isn’t there? The goalkeeper goes up for a header, starts pulling faces and messing around. It’s just a lack of respect.” Vicario responded on his Instagram story, sharing a graphic of Wilson’s quotes and asserting, “Respect is given… to everyone that respects me!”
Former Spurs defender and Sky Sports pundit Michael Dawson weighed in, remarking on the incident: “If I’m 4-1 down, I’d be pretty annoyed as well. It’s been a hard afternoon for Newcastle. There’s no need to get involved, you’re home and dry, and there’s no need to rub salt into the wounds. Callum spoke there, and it’s done and dusted now.”
Despite the controversy, Tottenham’s victory keeps them within three points of Champions League qualification, maintaining a three-point lead over sixth-placed Manchester United. Meanwhile, Newcastle finds themselves seven points adrift of fourth place in seventh position.