Slaven Bilic’s frustration over the Andy Carroll injury situation grows more acute ahead of every game.
But his current injury issue may have its roots in the return game against Arsenal when it is believed the medical staff wanted the player to be rested for a further week.
Bilic said: “I don’t like to moan but I would be very disappointed if he is not involved in our next game.”
And in a highly significant comment the manager added: ” We will talk about his injury record after the season.”
He explained: “It looked at one stage of the season that he was okay. It was no coincidence that in that period we won six of nine. And then suddenly you are without him.”
Carroll has been troubled by a groin problem since the middle of March when after playing against Leicester City he was sidelined until the away game at the Emirates on April 5 but has been missing again since making just one more one more appearance – against Sunderland in the 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.
Bilic’s frustration in being regularly without a real spearhead to the attack may have led him to bring Carroll back ahead of schedule against Arsenal which may since have backfired as might have been the case with Michael Antonio.
Here is some free advice Slav, train the players harder, improve their standing strength, their core strength and their stamina, work on both defence and offence where every player in the team knows their role, teach the players to think and accept responsibility as a result they will operate better under pressure and get less injuries. Try watching some training sessions of the England rugby team like Conte did, they incorporated judo into their training because it helps with specific aspects of Rugby union, in their case players have broken legs and limbs in training with full intensity none of them have complained they know in order to be the best they have to train with that ferocity and be able to stand up to those pressures. None of them ever mention training be easy, you will find at the elite level every few players don’t push themselves t the limit and beyond, I don’t see any West Ham players doing that but I do see plenty at Tottenham and Chelsea which is a reflection on the laid back approach our players seem to have.
Talks on Carrolls injury record, is very nice, but we are stuck with that record till the end of his contract ( which I think is until june 2019 ) I don’t see anyone buying him during the next 2 years, and I don’t see him wanting to leave for another club at less money.
Nope; he is with us until he isn’t.
The only way forward is to buy a new striker and support him with Carroll from the bench.
My advice to Slav, if you want a word with AC on his injury record, then I suggest that word is “S**t”
‘I don’t like to moan’ ….is that the kind of approach we expect from the manager……. do you think Fergie didn’t like to moan…..my god the more I hear and read the more I think we are running a home for pampered flopsies….. not sure what a Flopsy is to be honest but you get my drift.
Just read up what a flopsy is and it’s described as a 6ft+ footballer with tendencies to bruise easily after misplacing a pass and seen sporadically throughout a year after trips to Las Vegas and Dubai 😀😀
Thought that’s what it was….
I thought that was a flibbertygibbit