On loan West Ham striker Simone Zaza has confirmed he would be returning to Juventus next month.
The Italian joined Hammers
last summer but failed miserably in convincing head coach Slaven Bilic that he could be of help as the east London Club battle to escape the clutches of the relegation zone.
According to his agent Vincenzo Morabito, Zaza “will definitely go back to Juve, because West Ham do not want to keep him. He could well stay in Turin, given that Juventus might need another striker. If not there are plenty of options”
And speaking of options,Napoli and La Liga side Valencia has been reported tohave interest in the 25-year-old but find it hard to keep up with the former Sampdoria man’s wage bills. As pointed out by Valencia sporting director, Jesus Garcia Pitarch; “The biggest challenge is that the salary that he has at West Ham is absolutely exorbitant. But that could be negotiated. I don’t know what the coach thinks about this but if we could reduce his wages, he is a player that we can evaluate.” Read more »
The boss man at the West Ham football club has admitted his love for Andy Carroll and looks forward to his return from injury.
Bilic is optimistic of what the England’s forward can do when not in the treatment room and believes that he would be back soon.
Andy Carroll’s career growth has been stunted by series of injuries thus disrupting his playing time with the Hammers. The laid up schedule by doctors expect that the forward would be out of treatment latest by November 19. This means he might be ready just in time for West Ham’s visit to strong rivals, Tottenham.
The desperate Bilic seriously hopes that Carroll is up and available soon enough, at least in three weeks on the pitch to ensure that their revival keeps up the gathering momentum.
“I have a lot of feelings for Andy. I don’t hide it. I love Andy Carroll. Every time he has started or come off of the bench, he has been brilliant for us. It’s virtually impossible to mark him in the box and even outside the box he is brilliant also.”Bilic had said.
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West Ham have joined the list of clubs having a difficult start this year, with their first choice striker Andy Carroll sidelined for at least six weeks.
West Ham enjoyed a brilliant season last term, finishing in sixth position, after blowing a chance to move up higher the standings towards the end of the season.
Carroll hasn’t been in top form for years, but scoring crucial goals made the Hammers retain him this long. Since the 2010/2011 season, Carroll hasn’t scored more than single digits for West Ham. Last campaign, his goals were crucial but still didn’t exceed nine after 27 games played. The 27-year old England international picked up an injury during the 1-1 draw to Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League play off.
“Hopefully, it will be four weeks,” coach Slaven Bilic said trying to console himself.
“It’s nothing major, but it’s very sad for him and us. It’s a big problem for us without him. We’re counting on him big time,” he added. West Ham would have to make a quick signing before the transfer market closes, as their marquee signing of the summer Andre Ayew picked up a four months thigh injury on his first game. The £20 million signing holds the club’s record transfer fee.
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Not every player who deserves a stint in the Euro league gets their due part.
However, one should learn to enjoy their time off and not take their non participation too harshly. For instance, Andy Carroll might have gotten snubbed for the Euro 2016 this time, but that has not prevented him from enjoying the time off with his family. He has definitely learnt to enjoy life and that is how everyone needs to learn to take their journey of life.
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West Ham striker, Andy Carroll says his team mates also deserve a call up to the national team based on their performances this season.
He believes team-mates Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble are also deserving of a place in England’s squad this summer according to latest reports from The Sun
Carroll has been in blistering form for the Hammers of late, impressing a number of Premier League observers and prompting calls for an England shot following his hat-trick against Arsenal. There is no denying that the former Newcastle United man would a strong option for England, yet thus far not a single West Ham player has been called up by Roy Hodgson leading up to the summer.
Carroll, speaking to reporters on the matter, says he has not given up hope yet of a call-up while also suggesting both Cresswell and Noble deserve to be given an opportunity to stake a claim for a place.
The centre forward was quoted saying:
“I’ve got the holiday all ready to go but I’ve not paid the deposit yet just in case.
“Maybe me, Mark Noble and Aaron Cresswell deserve to be there. I’ve not given up hope for sure,” he told The Sun reporters.
Carroll, 27, was in the England squad for the European Championships in 2012 and proved to be a real handful for defences, using his height and aerial power to bully defenders. Read more »
Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger has praised the effort of West Ham striker, Andy Carroll after a superb performance against his team. He admitted the striker had a field day as his defenders were unable to deal with crosses.
The Gunners lost out in their Premier League campaign this season with the draw. League leaders, Leicester City went on to defeat Sunderland in a hard-fought away match. Tottenham in second place also defeated Manchester United derailing Arsenal’s EPL title charge.
Leicester City now ahead of The Gunners by 13 points though Arsenal have a game in hand. Arsenal were ahead in the match with goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at Upton Park. Andy Carroll then started his goal scoring spree sending Westham into the lead but Laurent Koscielny was able to salvage a point for the team.
Arsene Wenger admits that the striker who has now scored seven Premier League goals for West Ham this season was lucky not to have been sent off challenge on Koscielny in the first half.
Wenger admitted that his team’s defense struggled with Carroll’s aerial strength.
“Why did we struggle with Carroll? Because he’s good in the air. We had a good game but a bad result, and we paid for a weakness we have had all season – headers in our box.”
On Carroll’s tackle on Koscielny. Wenger said: “Yes of course, he was lucky to finish the game, but that doesn’t mean we have to concede goals from headers; we have to look at ourselves.” Read more »