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 »
Massimiliano Allegri has the task of defending the Serie A title of Juventus and the Italian manager is also expected to make a genuine charge for another piece of silverware but the current champions of Italy faced an early obstacle as they played against Udinese and lost 0-1 in the opening match of the season.
This defeat does not seem to concern Allegri as the former manager of Ac.Milan announced that his team is in good shape and that his team actually played fine but just failed to deliver the goals. Allegri said: “We did what we had to do for 70 minutes, only really failing to get a goal. Then we should have defended better on their goal. We had five men back there against two, and we were really badly organized.
“Physically we’re in great shape, so it’s nothing to do with that. I think we played well; we just need to have more belief in ourselves because we do have a lot of quality. Our squad is already good enough to challenge for the Scudetto’’
Juventus wasn’t the only team which sustained a surprising result in their opening match of the season as this also occurred with other teams from around the club including: Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Chelsea had to settle with a 2-2 draw against Swansea City and a few weeks later they only barely managed to claim a 3-2 triumph over West Bromwich Albion and this was mostly thanks to the outstanding performance of Pedro who signed with the Premier League club on August 20. Read more »
14 goals in 51 appearances, that’s the record that Andy Carroll has created ever since he joined West Ham United back in August of 2012 as the Englishman originally signed a loan deal with the Premier League club but the contract was transformed into a permanent. This decision might not have been a wise one as Carroll is considered to be a huge flop.
€15 million was the transfer fee that West Ham United had to pay in order to sign Andy Carroll permanently as the player made a switch from Liverpool over to West Ham United hoping that he would turn into a regular starter and a prolific goal-scorer, unfortunately for him it never happened.
During Andy Carroll’s first season as a player of West Ham United, he made 24 appearances as he was a regular player for the club but after only managing to score 7 goals, it really wasn’t the dream start that the English forward wanted to have.
The following season things did not get much better for Carroll as he made 15 Premier League appearances and only scored 2 goals.
Andy Carroll is currently injured as he suffered a tear in his medial ligament during West Ham United’s match against Southampton which was played on February of 2015 and after undergoing surgery it has been confirmed that the player will not be able to get back in the playing grounds and perform for his team for the remainder of the season.
This means that his season is over even though the Premier League still has around 2 more months before it concludes. Currently, in this season Carroll has made 14 Premier League appearances and found the back of the net on 5 occasions. Read more »
Andy Carroll has recently recovered from an ankle injury which has kept him out of action for a significantly long period of time and the English forward has returned to the pitch in blistering form as he provided the assist to his teammate DiafraSakho who scored the only goal of the entire match during West Ham United’s FA Cup match against Bristol City when they faced each other on January 25.
The 26 year old forward also managed to find the back of the net when West Ham United played with Hull City in a Premier League game. Carroll salvaged also salvaged one point when his team settled with a 1-1 draw with Swansea City. Read more »
Andy Carroll came up against Newcastle United in a Premier League encounter and he managed to get one over his former club.
Carroll came through the ranks at Newcastle before making his Premier League debut with the club in 2006. Since then, he moved to Liverpool for a British transfer record fee of £ 35 million. He still remains the most expensive British player even though his valuation has considerably dropped the since then. West Ham managed to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer for around £ 15 million.
The transfer, though, looked like a grave mistake after the 25-year-old has spent much of the season on the sidelines. He recently returned to full fitness and has been involved in West Ham United’s season. Even though he has not scored since his return, Carroll helped his team get a narrow 1-0 win over Newcastle.
This finally saw Newcastle end the impressive run of five straight win the league victories, which almost lifted them on the verge of a Champions League spot. Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal of the game in the second half before Newcastle midfielder Sissoko was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Carroll said after the match that was strange to see him beat Newcastle, a club that he supports.“I thought the lads played well and we deserved to win.Newcastle have had a great season and have been playing well, and they had been undefeated in a few games, so it is even better to beat them. They are my old team so I have mixed emotions really, with my family, who I have just been in the box with, but we’ve got the three points so we’re happy. We’re happy with our position and we have been playing well,” said Carroll.