Andy Carroll turns 20 years old today, and after his impressive start last Saturday at Hull City, he’s been interviewed in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and the boy seems raring to go.
Andy Carroll – good tall physical striker
Andy told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I want to start more games now and I’m hungry to do it.“I am enjoying the experience. I want play as often as possible and try to nick that first goal in the first team.”
“Playing in the first team is very different to the reserves.” “The players are a lot stronger and the pace is much faster.”
“You just need to put yourself about, and that’s what I did against Hull.”
Carroll seems to have everything it takes to be a good Premier League class striker, and his 6’3″ frame and strong physical presence are just two of the reasons he is tipped for the top.
And it would be a great time for Andy to come through this seaosn sicne the club will not Mark Viduka’s contract and if Andy can show he can produce the goods rhen we should be OK for striker for next season, unless Michael Owen elects to leave Newcastle in the summer, which has still to be considered probabale.
Andy plays a lot like Duncan Ferguson did when he partnered Alan Shearer at the club, and the lad can dish it pretty well just like Duncan – but Andy will no doubt do it his way.
“I just try to play my own game and with my own style.”
“People might try to compare you with certain players or put names on you, but I just do my best.”
“I’ve got goals in the reserves which earned me a chance, and now I just need to push on in the first-team squad.”
And of course he seemed to play extremely well in the first half with Michael Owen, who had two good chances in the first 20 minutes against Hull City, but surprisingly failed to put either chance away. But Michael seemed to thrive in the first half having big Andy alongside him.
“Hopefully, I’ve done enough we’ll see what the team is.”“I would love to get my first goal against West Ham.”
“But if it doesn’t come for me I will just continue to get into the positions.”
“Even if it took five or six games to come I wouldn’t worry, as long as I played well and did the job for the team.”
There’s got be a very decent chance that Andy will start on Saturday against West Ham, and if Matthew Upson makes that game, Andy could give the England defender a torrid time in the air.
Upson sometimes finds tall physical strikers difficult to deal with.
We wish Andy a happy birthday – and hope he can terrorize the Hammers defense on Saturday.