Callum Wilson says Goal! movie inspired him to join Newcastle
"It got the little boy in my excited"
Callum Wilson has joined Newcastle United from Bournemouth on a four year deal. It is a shrewd signing for Newcastle, who struggled to score goals last season with £40m flop Joelinton leading the line.
The England international has said watching the Goal! movie with his son was part of his inspiration to join the club.
Goal! for those of you who haven't seen it, is the first of a trilogy of films that follow the life of Santiago Muñez, an asthmatic Mexican footballer who achieves his dream of playing for Newcastle, but not without a few hiccups along the way. It's cringeworthy, it's clichéd, it's brilliant.
"It's a massive club," he told Newcastle's in house media team.
"My son is getting to that age now where he's watching more movies and more football and he watched Goal!
"I'm sitting there watching it with him and obviously it's all about Newcastle and things like that.
"As the little boy in me, it got me excited as well, and you're thinking, 'Yeah, that's one the one for me."
Santiago Munez is the best marketing ploy we have. https://t.co/vttfOf9zv2
— Dan Saunders (@_saunders_1997) September 7, 2020
Hopefully he wears Santiago's famous number 26 shirt too.
If you'd like to know more about the Goal! (I'm not shouting, they all have an exclamation mark in the name), please watch the videos below.
"This actor can barely kick a football."
Goal! The Dream Begins is one of the most infamous football films ever made. Has it aged well? We showed it to @kylepicknell for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/CzboGg7jCb
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 31, 2020
"It's the epitome of throwing everything into a film, see what sticks, and fucking none of it stuck."@Gilology and @ReubenPinder rate Goal III, possibly the worst football film of all time. pic.twitter.com/hSJy2URulj
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 10, 2020