Speaking on the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Callum Wilson has revealed that Joelinton has been great to be around and like a new man during the squad’s training camp in Dubai.
They have spent the last week at the NAS Sports Complex where the recently rejuvenated Brazilian midfielder has been in good form, according to Wilson.
The 30-year-old forward has heaped praise on the team bonding as well revealing how much he appreciates having teammate Joelinton around the camp in a different environment.
Here’s what he had to say about our warm-weather break during the latest episode of the BBC podcast:
“We’ve been going out together as a team, for meals together, spending time around the pool together.
“You see the lads in a different environment, in a different light and to be honest, you can see another side of them and their personality and it’s such a good group of lads. When you get them out of the football environment and around the pool you do see different sides of them which is nice.
“When you’re in the club environment day to day, lads are in the gym, some are having dinner, getting treatment, some are still on the pitch doing extras so everyone is on a different timescale so you’re not actually all in the one place at the same time, believe it or not.
“Out here, when we’re all just around the pool, you do definitely see that different side to the players and their character.
“Joelinton is definitely somebody who you see him around the place and his English is good and stuff like that.
“But when you get him in an environment where you’re around the pool having a bit of a laugh, a bit of banter and everyone is all together – what a guy, what a character.
“He’s just made me like him even more as a person and a player so he’s definitely someone who has stood out to me while we’ve been out here and I’ve enjoyed his company definitely.”
The 25-year-old Brazilian has been transformed into a hero for many fans and it’s great to hear that not only is he an excellent midfielder but also a great person to have in and around the team whether that’s on or off the pitch.
Eddie Howe previously took his side on a warm weather training camp in Saudi Arabia back in January which helped to maintain our nine-game unbeaten run, and he will be hoping for a similar outcome following this break.