Shearer – Andy Carroll The Only Positive For England

Alan Shearer was the last local lad to be the Newcastle and England number 9, and this morning Alan seems to have been pleased with the performance of Andy Carroll last night for England, in their 2-1 loss to France.

Andy Carroll – in training with England

Shearer talked to BBC Radio Five Live this morning:

“I thought he battled well, his touch was good and I thought he won his fair share in the air and he was probably the only positive of the night.”

“But I hope people don’t get on the young guys’ backs because none of them really shone last night.”  “I hope they are given another chance. I hope Capello sticks with the young guys because I think it does need freshening up.”

And as far as Andy Carroll’s personal life goes, which it seems the gossip press will keep bringing up for the foreseeable future, Alan reminded everybody the lad is still only 21:

“We must not forget he’s 21 and obviously never been in this position before.”

“I think what’s important now is he learns from his mistakes, realizes that now he is a senior, full international which doesn’t compare to the under-21s. “

“He will have to realize now the spotlight will be on him for the next 10 or 15 years because of that.”

We think Andy will now realize the huge responsibilities he has as England’s new number nine, and hopefully he will start to live his life as a true professional, and if he does fulfill his vast potential, he’s going to be some player – for both Newcastle and his country.

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • tynesidetommo

    Nov 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Shearer is spot on. Big Andy stood out like a shining light. Shame those around him were crap.

  • munch27

    Nov 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #2

    After last nights pitiful game i can see that more Toon players could do a job for England better than what was on display last night .

    Kevin Nolan doing what he does best playing off Andy allowing Stevie G to play deeper.

    Danny Simpson understudy to Glen Johnson as both RB’s last night were Shite.

    If Joey B could just behave his self and he would will be a shoe in .


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