Andy Carroll is back on Tyneside today after helping the England U21 side get a valuable 6-3 win against Macedonia last week.
Andy Carroll – after scoring England’s 4th goal and his second
Andy started the game and was preferred to Manchester United’s impressive Danny Welbeck, and he repaid the confidence shown in him by coach Stuart Pearce with two good goals, when it mattered.
England were 3-1 up at one stage but Macedonia came back tio scare the young lions and tied the game at 3-3 before Andy scored his second goal.
The win has England currently second in their qualifying group for 2011’s European Championships in Denmark.
Of course the team we reached the final of the last tournament in the summer, but then collapsed and were beaten in the final 4-0 by Germany.
Andy was very upbeat about both the win and his performance as he said today:
“It was an important win for the team and I’m delighted to get my first goals.”
“It was an honor to be called up but to start, play well and score a couple is unbelievable.”
“I want to play a big part in helping us get to the finals and we’re in a good position at the moment.”
We’re glad he’s back, fiit and raring to go for our important game at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.