It’s not surprising that local lad Andy Carroll is devastated that he will miss the derby game tomorrow at Sunderland, because of his troublesome thigh injury.
Andy Carroll – loves wearing number 9 Newcastle shirt
Andy, who turned 22 a week last Thursday, spoke to the official Newcastle web site today:
“The win against Sunderland at St. James’ Park was one of the highlights of my career, a truly magical afternoon, which makes missing Sunday’s game all the more disappointing.”
“These are the sort of games everyone wants to be involved in – the best derby in the country as far as I’m concerned – but I’m sure the lads who do play will do themselves, the club, and the supporters proud.”
“From my point of view, injuries are unfortunately part and parcel of a footballer’s life and you just have to get your head down, get fit, and look forward to playing again.”
“And for me, pulling on that black and white number nine shirt and scoring goals for Newcastle United is the best feeling in the world.”
It’s clear to anybody who will listen to Andy Carroll, that he is living his dream and playing for Newcatsle United wearing that very famous number 9 shirt.
But it will not stop the gossip press from insisting he is moving to some big club in January – take your choice – Tottenham, Man United, Chelsea ……
Andy is going absolutely nowhere – as we all know – and he has the chance to be one of the all time greats at Newcastle, and not surprisingly that possibility is spurring him on to greater things on Tyneside.
And we think the youngster has also realized that he has to stop all the nonsense off the field of play, because that reflects badly on one of the most famous football shirts in football.