Newcastle’s young sensation, Andy Carroll, was interviewed in the club program for Sunday’s game against Chelsea.
Andy Carroll - on England duty two weeks ago
And Andy has revealed how well he thinks he’s been man managed by Newcastle’s Chris Hughton, who keeps talking to the lad, and often calls him into his office for the odd chat.
Andy of course is having a terrific season, and as Chris brings the local lad through on Tyneside, he’s adamant that Carroll will not get carried away with things, and that he will get a better grip on his personal life.
It could be working, as Andy said in the program notes:
“Chris Hughton has also been unbelievable about everything that’s happened over the last year or so,” “I’ve had some tough times, but he’s stuck by me along with everyone else at the club.”
“He pulls me in now and again for a bit of a chat and he’s really helped me a lot. He’s been great with me.” “It’s been crazy over the last season and a bit,”
“A lot has happened in a short space of time and when you look back, everything has fallen into place for me really.” “But it’s not like I’ve changed my game at all since we got back up into the Premier League.”
“I’m the same player, but with the Championship being my first real season, I was playing week-in, week-out and that really helped.”
It’s always nice to hear that a player is playing well and happy at the club, but of course those two often go together.
Andy had done absolutely terrific this season so far, and we have to hope he can continue his form of late, and dare we say it, get even better as the season progresses.
If this lad can go on and get 20 PL goals this season, he has 9 so far, then it will have been a tremendous season for the 21 year-old.
And in all likelihood, Newcastle United will also be safe to start another season next August, as part of England’s top tier.