Andy Carroll is back in training on Tyneside, and he is all set to go against Bolton Wanderers, at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Andy Carroll – in training at Benton this morning
This is what Andy told Newcastle United TV this morning, about his England debut:
“It was a great moment. It was the proudest moment ever, really, and for my family to be there was well was great.”
“It wasn’t the best performance, but I thought I put myself about and showed bits of what I can do.”
Carroll has said he has done a lot of sleeping since the game, and hasn’t seen much of the press, and it looks like he doesn’t even know that he got very good press after the game, including Fabio Capello saying that he thought Andy played very well, and was the future of England.
Andy continued and said he hadn’t seen anything:
“I haven’t seen anything,” “To be honest, I’ve just been sleeping straight after the game so I haven’t looked at anything or heard anything.”
“But if it’s positive, then I’ll just take that and carry on doing what I’m doing at Newcastle.”
“I’m in the frame for the weekend. It’s going to be tough, like every game, but going away to Bolton is going to be difficult.” “But I know all the lads are looking forward to it, so it should be good.”
We watched the video, and Andy seems even a shy lad and very modest about himself, and he was delighted his family could be at Wembley to see him making his England debut.
Whether Andy likes it or not, he’s going to be in the glare of the English press headlines from now on, including at Bolton tomorrow, which is a scary thought.
The press will follow him much like they did Alan Shearer, who was hardly ever out of the headlines, as he kept scoring and scoring for both England and Newcastle.
This 21 year-old Geordie, who has improved immensely under manager Chris Hughton, has so impressed the English public this week, that we even expect the crowd at the Reebok tomorrow to be a very good one, as Andy will be a big draw on the road from now on.
Andy will need to start handling his fame, and quickly too, and if he doesn’t read the gossip press – we would even recommend he doesn’t start doing that – it’s mostly nonsense in any case.
OK, so he wont read The Newcastle United Blog either. 😀