Newcastle United’s 19 year-old exciting young striker Andy Carroll heads off to pick up more caps for the England Under-19 team.
Andy Carroll – to represent England Under-19 in Belarus
The Gateshead-born striker is off for the Under-19 tournament in Belarus with England, and his club manager Kevin Keegan advises him not to get carried away with his early success.
Kevin talked to the Evening Chronicle today about the exciting young striker:
â€œI thought Andy Carroll did very, very well in the first half of our game at Goodison Park last Sunday, when we gave him a supply.â€
â€œHe kept battling in the second half, as you would expect from a young lad who has been given a chance.â€
â€œHeâ€™s got a lot to learn, but the things he needs to pick up, both on the pitch and on the training ground, I think he is capable of.â€
â€œHeâ€™s a long way from the finished article, but he had a taste of it.â€
â€œLetâ€™s hope he goes away on a holiday thinking heâ€™s gone one rung up a very long ladder, and not that heâ€™s hit the big time, because thatâ€™s all heâ€™s done.â€
Wise words from manager Keegan, and we think (and hope) Andy will heed these words, because there’s been far too many young stars who have not made it, because they’ve gone off the rails in one way or another.
But Andy is lucky in that he’s surrounded by good people and excellent coaches at the Tyneside club, and has a very good chance to become an excellent striker for Newcastle.
He had a tough time when on loan at Preston North End, but when he came back in January, he seemed to recapture all his old form, and when he did play for Newcastle, looked the exciting young prospect he is.