Kevin Nolan, the Newcastle captain and seemingly the mentor of new England star Andy Carroll, has today blasted those wise men – called football pundits – who didn’t want Andy Carroll to play for England last Wednesday.
Kevin Nolan – pundits were pathetic
Kevin is big fan of Andy’s as we know, and today he has said he thinks Andy can do well for England in the future, and though he did great for England on Wednesday evening.
This is what Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:
“He is going to learn – as we all do – but he is under immense pressure off the field and I think he will learn and continue to do well.” “I am delighted for him. It has been deserved. A lot of things have been said and written about his private life, but the lad does do things on the pitch not many people can do.”
“He deserved what he got on Wednesday night – very much so.” “I heard a few pundits say he did not deserve it for various reasons, and I thought that was pathetic.” “It was pathetic that they were talking about Andy Carroll not getting an England cap when he is the top striker in England at the moment.”
“With the reaction Andy got off the crowd, and what all the players said afterwards, that tells you they have seen something they like about him.” “For what he had to do, I thought he was terrific. He did really well, and was probably the only big positive out of a mediocre performance from England.”
Andy did almost as well as he could do on Wednesday night, against an excellent France side, but England will need to play to Andy’s strengths in the future, if his country are to get the best out of the 21 year-old Geordie.
Andy has excited the England public this week, as he looks to be the best striker England have produced since another Geordie lead – Alan Shearer – was playing for the side, and Alan played his last game for his country a full 10 years ago.