A good coach always keeps his players looking to get better, and Chris Hughton is obviously an excellent coach, and seems to be guiding Andy Carroll to potential greatness, slowly but surely.
Chris Hughton – coaching Andy Carroll to potential greatness?
Newcastle’s new number nine was in sensational form at St. James’ Park yesterday afternoon, and ended up with his first ever hat-trick for the Newcastle United club.
And Chris Hughton believes the 21 year-old striker is full of confidence at the moment, but still has areas of his game where he can get better and improve on.
Chris talked about his young and very promising striker:
“Andy’s overall performance was in line with how he has been,” “He has had a good pre-season and I thought he was excellent at Old Trafford last Monday.”"There was plenty of running about him, not just his ability in the air, but his work ethic for the team as well. He’s is a lad who is very confident at the minute.”
“He is developing his game – there are areas of his game he can still improve, but he knows that. He doesn’t have much fear in his game and always wants to play.” “If you know there are areas in which you can improve and you are prepared to do the hard work that comes along with that, you have got every chance.”
“What he has done is work hard to develop his game, but we all know and certainly centre-forwards will know it is about scoring goals.” ”He was able to do that last season – it was something we asked of him, could he add goals to his game, and in the lesser division, he was able to do that.” “Now the challenge for him is to do it in this division.”
It seems like Andy has everything it takes to be the next great Newcastle number 9 striker, but he cannot get carried away or believe his own headlines in the press — otherwise it will be downhill for the youngster.
Andy has to keep his head down, and listen closely to what Chris and the other coaches at Newcastle tell him over the next few months.
If he does that, and only of he does that, can Andy fulfill his enormous potential and become yet another legendary Newcastle number 9 striker.
Certainly it will be exciting to see just how good Andy Carroll can become at Newcastle.