The current Chelsea manager knows a good player when he sees one, and today Carlo Ancelotti has said he sees an awful lot of potential in Newcastle United’s local striker Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – the new number 9 at Newcastle United
And that potential is so great that Carlo thinks Andy could become as good as Didier Drogba – that’s some compliment with the emphasis on could.
The 21-year-old has been in outstanding form for Newcastle this season, and after his winning header at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, he produced another classic power header to equalize for Newcastle last night, just after half time.
And it seems that Carlo Ancelotti is fully in agreement with Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, that Andy still has a lot of room for improvement, such is his great potential.
Carlo told The Sun today:
“Carroll is a very good striker,” “He’s young and has a chance, working hard, to arrive at the same level as Drogba.”
“But they are different players. Drogba has more power and ability to score different kinds of goals, while Carroll is good in the air but has to improve.”
What we like about Andy is that he seems unfazed by all the attention he is getting this season, and seems to be following Chris Hughton’s savvy guidance, and only concentrating on playing well for Newcastle in every single game.
And his 7 goals have him top of the PL scoring charts, tied with team-mate and Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, Chelsea’s Florent Malouda and Man City’s Carlos Tevez.
In his career so far, and including 12 games he played at Preston on loan back in 2007, he has 96 total appearances and 30 goals, so far in club football.
In International football for the England U19 and U21 teams, he has played 13 times with 6 goals.
We will need some goals from Andy against Fulham on Saturday so we can get back on our winning ways.