Andy Carroll had excellent game for Newcastle United today, and but for the great goalkeeping of Mark Schwarzer, Andy would have added to his 7 Premier League goals he has scored so far this afternoon.
Andy Carroll – ready to play for England
And as far as getting his England chance his manager Chris Hughton says he doesn’t think Andy could have dome any more than he’s already done to get his chance to play for England.
This is what the Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said after the game today, which ended all square at 0-0 with Fulham:
“He is a young player who we have wanted to make very good progress – he has done exactly that. He has added goals to his game.”
“He is very different to most other strikers and he couldn’t have done any more this season to stake a claim for England.”
“When we decided to give him that number nine shirt, it was because we felt he could very much develop into that role, and he couldn’t have done any more than he has done.”
Fulham boss Mark Hughes thought that his Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland did well to hold the Geordie striker today, and thinks the 6’4″ front man will definitely make an impression, when his International opportunity comes along.
This is what the former Man City, Blackburn Rovers and Wales manager said:
“He will certainly make an impression. Whether or not he would be able to go straight in and cement a place long-term, that’s a different debate.”
“But if he was involved, he would certainly make people sit up and take notice of him, certainly in opposition.”
If Andy Carroll doesn’t get into the England squad tonight, for the game with France on Wednesday night at Wembley, it’s hard to know what else he could have done over the last few weeks, as he’s been far and away the best English striker in the Premier League.
That’s the new Newcastle United number 9 for you. 😀