One of the world’s top strikers, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, has today said how impressed he’s been with Newcastle’s new England striker – Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – Drogba so impressed with 21 year-old striker
The Ivory Coast captain told Sky Sports today, that he sees similarities between the Newcastle striker and himself:
“I’ve been very impressed with him,” “People say I’m good in the air but he’s not bad either!”“What he does, and what I like to do, is attack the ball.”
“You have to do this to give it the direction you want, whether you are flicking it on to one of your team-mates or going for goal yourself.”
It will be good that Andy sees this comment, but the Geordie lad has never seemed short on confidence, and he even seems to be taking the publicity he gets in his stride, and in the right way.
Andy knows his real job is to score goals goals week in and week out for Newcastle United, and if he needs another good role model to follow it’s got to be Alan Shearer.
Alan was so consistent in scoring goals in his career, and that is why when he had a barren spell, it was all over the newspapers.
And barren spells will come to Andy too, and how he handles them will further decide just how successful he can be for both Newcastle and England.
From what we’ve seen of Andy in the last 16 months he could become a great striker, not only for Newcastle United, which is the most important thing, but for England too.