England international Callum Wilson is looking to achieve the 20-goal target for the forthcoming season as he aims to make the national squad for Euro 2020. The striker had a relatively injury-free campaign last term where he contributed 16 goals for club and country and he is hoping to better those statistics during the course of the 2019/2020 season.
Speaking to The Mirror, Wilson said that he wants to at least score 20 goals and he needs to be more clinical upfront when compared to the previous campaign. The 27-year-old added that he wants to make a mark at the forthcoming European Championships and hopefully, he can play compete or play alongside skipper Harry Kane for the centre-forward role.
“Last year I missed a few big chances and that would have got me on track. So, 16 for me was good but I can do better. Next year I’ve got to be aiming for 20 goals minimum. A fit season, being more clinical, that will take me to that next level. Next year is a big one because we’ve got the Euros as well where there is a great opportunity to be involved in a new tournament that I’ve never been involved in. “Harry Kane is a great striker, he’s England captain. A nice guy and I really respect him. But you’ve always got to back yourself as a player that you can play in that team. Whether it’s instead of him, whether it’s alongside him,” he said.
At the present moment, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane seem to have cemented two of the three attacking spots upfront with Marcus Rashford competing with Jadon Sancho for the other. As such, it seems that Wilson may have to contend with a game-changer role off the bench but even then, he needs to showcase a consistent run of form through the campaign, given the presence of several other top England strikers within the Premier League.
Tammy Abraham and Danny Ings are among the examples, who will be yeaning to make long-awaited comebacks while there could yet be a surprise call-up for someone like Ashley Barnes, who has toiled hard over the years without breaking to the senior squad.