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Newcastle Midfielder Sean Longstaff Is Mic'd Up In Training Session And The Footage Is Comedy Gold

Newcastle Midfielder Sean Longstaff Is Mic'd Up In Training Session And The Footage Is Comedy Gold

"I'm still half asleep, there's nee point in me being on this..."

An 18-minute video of Sean Longstaff being 'mic'd up' during a training session in the Dubai heat is the content you never knew you needed... until now.

Eddie Howe and his Newcastle squad arrived in the Middle East last month for a week-long training camp ahead of Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash against Spurs.

And those behind the scenes at Newcastle decided it was a great idea to attach a clip-on microphone to Longstaff's training kit to hear what goes on in a session.

Image credit: Newcastle United/YouTube
Image credit: Newcastle United/YouTube

As the squad turned up for the warm weather training camp during last week's international break, a tired Longstaff – with suncream in his eyes – got to work in the blistering sun.

This needs to become a regular thing at all football clubs. How good was that? As you can see in the footage above, Longstaff can be seen comparing teammate Matt Ritchie to Real Madrid full-back Marcelo... as you do.

The 24-year-old proceeds to sing a Dwight Gayle chant before telling defender Ciaran Clark that he has suncream in his eyes.

Moments later, we see Longstaff running around the training pitch shouting "f**k" as the suncream pours down his face. You can watch the full version of this brilliant video below via Newcastle United's official YouTube channel.

Here's how some fans reacted to the clip.

One said: "The social media has been a breath of fresh air since the takeover. Keep it up lads!" while another wrote: "Quality video. Love hearing the banter and seeing the smiles on faces."

A third commented: "I’m not ashamed to say that a tear rolled down my eye as I watched this. Feel so proud of Sean and all he has achieved so far in his career. Feels so good to have a hometown lad in the team."

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said the training camp at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai was an important one.

“It’s a way for the lads to not just work, but talk in a different environments and it does stimulate new friendships," he told NUFC TV. “I’m a firm believer in these periods you have away, new friendships can form and it can bring the group closer.

“So I think there’s natural benefits which really help the team. When you look at Covid, it obviously hit the country hard in many different ways.

“From a football perceptive, it encouraged separation, so training in smaller groups, changing in different areas.

“I think you lost the feeling of the team being as one and pre-season trips were rightly stopped for a long period of time.

“Now, these things are open to us again, I think team unity, everything associated with building a team spirit has to be worked on, it’s not just going to happen.

“To get the guys back together as one, even bringing the injured players, I think brining them with us is key because those players will have a key role to play in our success, whether on the pitch of off the pitch.

“It’s very important we treat everyone with the same care and love.”

Featured Image Credit: Newcastle United/YouTube

Topics: Newcastle United, Eddie Howe, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur