It seems that Andy Carroll will have a good chance of making his debut for England next month when England play France in a friendly at Wembley.
England manager Capello – will play some youngsters against France
Fabio Capello talked about Andy Carroll today:
“He has to play. The last game he didn’t.”
It’s interesting that Fabio says that Andy must play, because of course Andy did come on as a sub against Manchester City and that was the first league fame Andy has missed this season.
It’s a pity Capello didn’t apply those same rules to Emile Heskey who hardly ever started at Aston Villa under Martin O’Neil, and was a sub at best, but played for England in last summer’s World Cup – and was hopeless.
England are due to play France in a friendly at Wembley on November 17th, and it seems that Fabio will introduce some younger players to give them their chance.
When the England manager was asked about using the younger players in that game, Capello added:
“Yes, absolutely, one or two of these players will play against France.” “I am not going to tell you their names because it is important for the manager of their clubs to be told first.”
“We are lucky to have players of vast experience who can help bring forward this next generation.” “For many players who are making their first steps in international football, we must handle them carefully and give them every assistance to develop fully.”
“Against France we will be able to use more substitutions, which means it will be an important time for the young players.”
So maybe Carroll will get an opportunity to play in that game, but in order to do so, he’ll need to be first choice at Newcastle and banging in those goals.
And that will be good for England, Newcastle and for the lad himself.
One player who will certainly start against France will be 18 year-old Jack Wilshire, who has looked excellent for Arsenal so far this season.