Hammer Andy Carroll has admitted he doesn’t really like watching football and often struggles to identify the names of opposition players.
He told the Daily Mail “I don’t really like watching football… I don’t have it on in my house, unless I have friends over.”
“I was in the helicopter on the way down (to Liverpool) and I had to go to Google to find out who their players were, looking on the phone. I was signing for Liverpool and I didn’t know who my team-mates would be! I knew Stevie (Gerrard) and some of the others but not all of them. “
“My West Ham teammates talk about players and I’m thinking: ‘Who are they talking about? Sometimes the manager puts the opposition team up and I’m thinking: ‘Who is that centre half or where’s he from?’ I try to get involved more these days so I can be involved in banter with the lads or else they hammer me. They think I’m weird.”