Andy Carroll seems to be really looking forward to teaming up with Ben Arfa this season, and as Andy says – the Frenchman will create chances for all of us.
Ben Arfa – will create chances for all of us – says Andy Carroll
Carroll plays tomorrow against a side that were reported to be after Andy in the summer, but instead they signed Sunderland’s Kenwyne Jones, although Chris Hughton said this morning that he knew of no official approach from Stoke City for big Andy.
Andy thinks there are already signs in training that the two of them are on the same wave length, and of course Newcastle fans will hope to see some of that tomorrow afternoon.
Andy told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Hatem will make chances for all of us.” “That is what we needed, he has great technique and acceleration and we can only benefit from it – especially at St James’ Park.”“The fans will like that too, and hopefully it means we have an even better chance of success at home.”
“There are a lot more faces here now, but only 11 players can play.” “I welcome the competition, it makes training more exciting too.” “You just have to work hard and keep your head down to keep your place in the team.”
Carroll is still Newcastle’s top scorer on four goals, although Shola Ameobi now has 3 goals in the two Carling Cup games he has played, after getting a wonderful brace at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday’s form Shola is a threat to Andy for starting up front as the lone striker for Newcastle, and and it seems the Gateshead born striker is well aware of that, as Carroll continued:
“There are a lot more faces here now, but only 11 players can play.” “I welcome the competition, it makes training more exciting too.”“You just have to work hard and keep your head down to keep your place in the team.”
It’s going to be interesting to see just who Chris will start tomorrow afternoon, and we think the plan was to start the same eleven that stared at Goodison Park last Saturday.
But with so many excellent performances from the lads on Wednesday night, Chris may having second thoughts about that.