CARROLL WANTS CHANCE
Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has said that he is very keen on making it into the England squad for the World Cup 2014.
The striker made the £ 15 million move to West Ham in the hope of playing regular first-team football after not figuring in the plans of Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. However, since making the permanent move to West Ham, he has rarely played for the club after being injured for most of the season. He has just returned from the spell on the sidelines hoping to impress manager Hodgson at just the right time.
England will be playing in a couple of friendlies over the next few months as preparation for the World Cup. Wayne Rooney is expected to be an automatic choice in the squad, but apart from that, Roy Hodgson will be struggling for choices upfront. This is especially true in the case of physical strikers, who are required in certain matches.
Carroll may not score a lot of goals, but he is extremely good at bringing other players into the game. He returned from injury the match against Cardiff as a substitute.
West Ham managed a stunning 2-0 win, which helped them get in touch with the teams fighting against relegation. There was a danger of the team being cut off from the rest of the pack.
“Of course, the World Cup is massive and everybody wants to be in it. I’ve just got to perform well here to get into the squad and it’s in my head that there is a chance for me to go. I’d be devastated if I missed out. It was great to be away at the Euros, playing with the best players in Europe. Now, I’ve got to work hard and I’ll have a chance to play with the best in the world. That’s a great incentive for me to do as well as I possibly can for West Ham,” said Carroll.