Guglielmo Vicario, the custodian for Tottenham Hotspur, responded to Callum Wilson on social media after the Newcastle striker accused him of being impolite during yesterday’s match between the two teams.
Tottenham had a lot to prove when they played the Magpies yesterday afternoon, especially after the humiliating 6-1 loss they suffered at the hands of Newcastle last season.
Since that April defeat, a lot has happened, with Spurs revitalised under new manager Ange Postecoglou. Hugo Lloris’s departure from the goalkeeping position and the rise of Guglielmo Vicario as North London’s new top goalkeeper are two significant changes.
After going five games without a victory, the Lilywhites got their retribution Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a commanding 4-1 victory.
Vicario has his say on Callum Wilson incident
During the game, Vicario riled up Newcastle striker Callum Wilson by pulling a face at the England international after saving one of his headers, and tempers flared between the pair after the game again, too.
Speaking to Sky Sports in his post-match interview, Wilson said: “The goalkeeper, for the header, he starts pulling faces and messing around. It’s just a lack of respect, I thought.”
Vicario has given his own response, taking to Instagram to share an image from the altercation, and the words: “Respect is given… to everyone that respects me!”
Coincidentally, the game saw Richarlison score two goals, which offered a perfect response to Wilson’s very public criticism of the Spurs striker last season (Footballer’s Football Podcast).
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Callum Wilson cannot talk about lacking respect after how he treated Richarlison. What Vicario did was so minor, and Wilson only reacted because his side were losing in the manner they were.
I am curious what Wilson has done to Vicario to show a lack of respect, though – perhaps there were some comments made during the game that we didn’t see.