It was really great news for Andy Carroll, the Newcastle United club and the Geordie fans everywhere, that we again have a number 9 playing for England.
Andy Carroll – first cap for England tomorrow
Andy follows in the footsteps of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Malcolm MacDonald and Jackie Milburn as Newcastle number 9s who have gone on to play for England.
And Andy is only a few months older than Alan Shearer was when he got his first England cap, with both players being 21 year old.
Andy has come out and rightly thanked both the Newcastle players and a certain Mr. Chris Hughton, for helping him come this far – so quickly:
“Without my team-mates, I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and playing like I am playing,”
“I’ve been through a lot, and Chris has stuck by me and helped me through a lot of things on and off the field, and so have the other lads as well.”
“They’ve all been great and stuck by me. That’s what helps.” “As you saw when we went down, the lads were together as a group, and it was the same when we bounced back up.”
“Now everyone on the pitch and in training, we’re like best friends.”
Can you ever imagine Andy Carroll ever wanting to leave Newcastle – with those words?
We are are very pleased and very proud that Andy has managed to come this far so quickly.
And those are really good words from the big man, and he’s right to thank those who helped him make this possible, and now we want to see a goal from the lad for England tomorrow night – and that will be the icing on the cake.
Maybe a bullet header that breaks the net – that would be good. 😀