Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has given a shot but new interview to Sky Sports today and he is again singing the praises of 21 year-old Newcastle striker Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – such an exciting prospect
The 21-year-old now has 16 goals this season which have certainly helped Newcastle stay at the top of the Championship table this season.
After the striker’s confrontation with team-mate Steven Taylor on Sunday, the Newcastle players have circled the wagons and will not discuss the event, because it’s not football related.
But some players this week, including goalkeeper Steve Harper in addition to manager Chris Hughton, have come out and praised Andy Carroll and the vital goals he has scored for the team in recent weeks.
We think this is important because it points to the fact that the Newcastle club want to keep Andy, and presumably help him handle his demons.
Apart from the recent Steven Taylor incident, Andy already faces a criminal trial for assault, after he was in a fight with another man at a Newcastle nightclub early this year.
The Newcastle United manager told Sky Sports today:
“With Andy, what we always knew is that he has good qualities and he has good qualities to improve as a player.”
“How quickly he was going to take that on board, we didn’t know, but what has helped is the amount of games he is now playing.”
The Newcastle club has so far handled the melee between Andy and Steven with some skill, and we have to hope that both these fine young players are helping Newcastle do well in the Premier League next season.