Andy Carroll has come out today and admitted that when he was surprisingly dropped for the Man City game in October, he was completely devastated.
Andy Carroll – devastated when Chris dropped him
It was a surprise that then manager Chris Hughton left him out of the starting line-up because at the time he was being tipped to get his first England cap at that time.
But of course it didn’t happen then – but he did play last November to get his very first England cap – and we have to hope it’s the first of many.
This is what Andy said about the time he was dropped, but he admitted he hadn’t been too good in training that week:
“I was devastated – I had a poor week, and didn’t get picked for the weekend,”
“When you miss a game, it’s not very good, but you push yourself harder to get in, and it’s a great feeling when you do play. It’s even better.”
“Obviously, I’ve just been working hard in every game I’ve been in.”
And it’s hardly surprising to hear that the Newcastle players were really frustrated that the game at Birmingham was called off just three hours before kick off time last Saturday.
3,000 Newcastle fans had made the journey for that game, and they would also have been disappointed – if not a bit annoyed when it was called off.
This is what Andy said about last week’s game and also the game on Boxing Day:
“Everyone was gutted that the game wasn’t on,” “Obviously, everyone was looking forward to the game, and having it called off was disappointing.”
“As soon as the game was cancelled, everyone just had to concentrate on the Man City game.” “Everyone’s got their heads switched on, and is ready to play.”
“We haven’t been able to train as much as we’d have liked, but we’ve had more time with the gaffer and been working on a few things.”
Next up for Andy and the boys is Man City at home on Sunday afternoon, and surely it’s enough to inspire the lads to beat this bunch of overpaid and egotistical players.
Not all of the City players are like that of course – just most of them. 😀
We’ll just have to hope the Man City players sleep walk for the first 20 minutes of Sunday’s game, as they did at home against Everton last Monday night, and the Toffees were 2-0 up before City finally woke up.
Andy and the rest of the lads are looking forward to that game, and a draw would be a good result for Newcastle, but a win would be fantastic.
“Man City are a great team, and everyone’s looking forward to it,” “If we keep putting balls in the box, I’m sure I’ll score some goals.”
A win would give the lads a very good start to what is a very busy schedule Newcastle have in front of them – with 5 games in the next 13 days – once the lads start things off against Man City.
Newcastle play Man City and West Ham at home, and Tottenham and Wigan away in the next 10 days in the league, so we must start picking up the points.
We would be hoping for 6 points out of these four league games, before we meet Stevenage away in the FA 3rd round on 8th January.