Newcastle United forward Callum Wilson has praised the finishing of Darwin Nunez during Sunday’s game with Liverpool.
Nunez was the difference last weekend, bagging a late brace to give Liverpool a fantastic win over their top four rivals.
Wilson was on the pitch to witness the Darwin show, coming off the bench as a 72nd minute substitute. And speaking about the game on The Footballer’s Football Podcast, the striker said Nunez’s two finishes were ‘unbelievable.’
“I feel Nunez came on, he had a lot of stick since he joined the club, but two unbelievable finishes,” said the England international.
“I don’t think the first one he could hit again, I don’t think many people could hit that every single time as sweet as that, post and in.”
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Wilson praises Nunez show
As a fellow striker of some repute, Wilson’s opinion is worth listening to here.
Although he was beaten by Nunez’s goals on the day, the 31-year-old is still magnanimous in his praise. And well he might be, the two strikes were gloriously taken.
However, we do have a slight bone to pick with Wilson here. He claims that Darwin – or anybody else – would struggle to replicate the first, sumptuous finish off the post.
But the 24-year-old’s second goal was actually pretty much a carbon copy of the first. In fact, it was arguably better.
It didn’t look as good without the little nick off the post, but it was accurate enough to beat Nick Pope without needing the woodwork.
And we think there’s still more to come.
On his day, Nunez is a first-class finisher. We’ll stick our necks out and say this pair of beauty’s won’t be the tidiest finishes the Uruguayan bags this season. Watch this space.