Bilic talks down AC’s Euro hopes

slaven-bilic-west-ham-andy-carroll_3358382Boss Slaven Bilic has warned Andy Carroll he needs a shed load of Irons goals if he’s to play a part in the  European Championships in France this summer.

The striker’s headed goal against Liverpool was just his third goal in 13 appearances this season and Bilic said: “He’s got the quality but has to show it on a longer scale.”

In a highly interesting piece of public man-management, former Croatia national coach Bilic said “To talk about the Euros is wrong for him.

“If England is a serious national team and you’re trying to win the Euros then you can’t talk about the national team when the player has scored three goals.

“He’s got all the quality. To ask me does he have quality then, yes. But he has to show it on a longer scale and now it’s there. “He’s got a chance.”



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5 comments on “Bilic talks down AC’s Euro hopes

  1. Great management once again…

    What a contrast with Benitez who wasn’t liked at Chelsea, who did not achieve goals at Napoli, and who was disliked by the players at Real Madrid and has already been sacked…

    Bilic Forever !!!

  2. as a Scot, clearly the fewer goals England score in the summer the better. that said, I’m struggling to see who might be ahead of a fit Carroll? Kane, Rooney…. Vardy, if his hot streak continues… Walcott??? Sturridge IF he’s fit… Wellbeck???

    • As an Englishman the fewer goals Scotland score at Euro’16 the better for me.Oh no,hang on a minute,didnt make it did they.

  3. Personally i do not think he is “talking down” any AC hopes of the euro’s. I’d say hes motivating and challenging him to achieve it. Praising his quality and challenging him to keep his scoring. As said above, top management. With only 15 more points to match last seasons total we look to be on for a cracking 2016!! COYI!

  4. Agree he is setting AC some targets but I would prefer he did not go it would be great for him to be fit for once at the beginning of the season,

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