Carroll: “We put the pressure on ourselves”


Andy Carroll has reflected the views of many fans who criticised the second half tactics that allowed Swansea to take a point from today’s game.

Many voices were raised on the ClaretandHugh forums complaining that we had adopted a safety first policy at the Liberty Stadium – jjust as we had appeared to against Everton last Tuesday evening.

Carroll admitted that exactly what had happened saying: “I think we dropped off a lot in the second half. They came out raring to go and, being away from home and 1-0 up, we didn’t want to concede.

“We might have dropped off too much and put the pressure on ourselves, but we did deserve to win the game.

“The lads were saying after the game that they didn’t really do anything dangerous to us apart from score the goal. It’s always hard to come away to Swansea, though, so we’ll take a point and move on to the next game.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • baddowhammer says:

    Got to agree with A.C. on that one,we played the first part of the second half as if we were two up,then when we conceded played some superb football.Perhaps if we had started the second half as we ended it we might have got that all important second goal,and three points. C.O.Y.I.

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