The controversial handball in the Newcastle United-Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Champions League match continues to be a talking point in England. A few days after the call, striker Callum Wilson shared his thoughts.
PSG was frustrated after being denied a penalty twice in the game, including one that wasn’t ruled a handball. The capital club eventually received a penalty kick opportunity in the contest’s final minutes after the referee called handball. The third time was the charm.
Kylian Mbappé would step into the box and convert the shot to level the score at 1-1. The result was a draw, taking two points away from Newcastle. Additionally, it allows PSG to at least control their destiny on Matchday 6 against Borussia Dortmund.
Callum Wilson: Handball decision was terrible
Wilson appeared on The Footballer’s Football Podcast, and of course, they had to ask the Newcastle goalscorer his thoughts on what transpired on Tuesday night.
“We got the result at home against Chelsea, which was an emphatic win. It gave us confidence going into the Paris game, where if I say too much, I don’t want anything to come back and bite me on the backside.
“But basically, I don’t agree with the decision that happened in the game,” Wilson said (h/t BBC). “It was given and you can’t change it. It was a terrible decision, and for people to get stood down after the game, that says everything you need to know about the decision.
“Ultimately, we are now in a position where we need to win and rely on other results, but when we first were drawn into that group of death, you probably would have taken that position. You’ve got to look at it in a positive way.
The Magpies can still advance to the knockout stages with a win over AC Milan, and a PSG loss would be the most simplistic way to go through to the next round. As for the Ligue 1 side, they likely have to be feeling some relief.
Nonetheless, it won’t matter if they don’t handle business against Dortmund. PSG has yet to win on the road in this Champions League group stage. As a result, they’ll have their work cut for them.