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Callum Wilson insists he does not deserve to be linked with Prem transfer due to poor season after Chelsea interest

BOURNEMOUTH’s Callum Wilson has opened up on why he feels he does not deserve to be linked with bigger Premier League clubs.

The 28-year-old striker says it is ”flattering” to be linked to the likes of Chelsea, but went into detail about his form.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson says he has not played well enough to be linked with Premier League clubs like Chelsea

Wilson told Sky: ”Last season my performances were consistent and when there were links, I tried to stay at a certain level and play well.

”Any player would like to play in the Champions League and progress, that’s what I’ve based my whole career on.

”First and foremost is obviously keeping Bournemouth up and safe and I haven’t been good enough this season to even be talking about things like that.

”I put it to the back of my mind and tried to focus on myself.”

Despite scoring 14 times a season ago, he has had somewhat of a slump since then, as well as showing inconsistency in front of goal.

If he wants to grab a place in the Lions squad for the Euro’s he will have to step it up.

So far this campaign Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has outperformed him along with Southampton’s Danny Ings and Everton ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin who are both adding to the pressure.

Strugglers Bournemouth are currently in the relegation zone.

All football is currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, with games being further postponed past the original April 30 date.

Just before the suspension decision was made, Eddie Howe’s men lost to Burnley, drew with Chelsea and lost to Liverpool, demonstrating their lackluster stance in the competition.

However, they eagerly await to hear when the season will get back underway.

Wilson has done well to come up from League One to top flight football.

The England international has been capped four times for the country and now also hopes to make it into the postponed Euro 2021 tournament.

The star said: ”To be honest, I have the ability and the belief in myself to be able to play for these clubs and the national team.

”I haven’t been consistent enough with good performances this season, but I have no doubt that when the season gets going again, or if it’s next season,I’ll pick up.”

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