Andy Carroll hit his 19th goal of the season on Saturday, to put him one goal clear of Kevin Nolan, in the Newcastle goal-scoring charts
Andy Carroll – proudly holds the CC Championship Trophy
Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It gives you the taste for more.” “It’s what everybody wants in the long run and hopefully there are more opportunities like that for us.”
“We know next season will be hard but every player and every team has goals and targets.”
“We got a taste of what St James’ Park can be like when the successful times are here.” “And we want more of it.”
And Carroll was mobbed by fans after the game on Saturday, and found it rather hard, as a local lad and life-long Newcastle fan, to contain his emotions.
But why would he even try to on such a great occasion for the famous Newcastle United club?
“It was the ultimate feeling for me so far in my career.” “As a young player, to get my hands on such a famous trophy is incredible.”
“We’ve been looking forward to it for such a long time and it was a feeling that didn’t disappoint anyone.”
“To do it in front of 52,000 fans was brilliant as well – they were exceptional.”
Andy Carroll has continued to score regularly for the Newcastle side this year particularly, and it’s something that Chris Hughton specifically wanted from the Gateshead-born star – more goals.
Let’s give Andy a lot of credit because he’s now scored 19 goals this season, and is looking more and more the real deal on Tyneside, and he will only get better next season.
Wiht one game to go at QPR next Sunday afternoon, we really hope Newcastle will not tail off, but instead will go all out to win that game, even if some fringe players are given a start.
“I’m up to 19 now, and needless to say I’m delighted with that with one game to go and the chance to get more.”
“Wayne (Routledge) put in a great ball for me and I just rose early and got my head on it.”
“Peter Lovenkrands had to duck out of the way for me, but it was great to see it hit the back of the net.”
“Wayne did really well to keep the ball in play and then put in such a good cross for me.”
“It’s another good assist for him and we’re delighted with what he’s done for us.” “It sums up what a great team spirit we’ve got.”
“He put his heart and soul into keeping the ball in.” “He was determined to keep the ball in and then he’s beaten the man and got the cross in.”
“It was an all-round good team goal.” “It was a bit disappointing to see them score in the last 30 seconds or so.”
“We just have to look forward to next week at Queens Park Rangers and get another three points.”
It would be nice if Andy could get to the 20 goal mark for the season on Sunday, and contribute to a Newcastle win, so we can get to 30 wins on the season and 100 points.
The way Andy has been playing and producing of late, we wouldn’t put it past him.