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Carroll’s depressing prediction

Andy Carroll remains unconvinced that the Hammers are now safe from relegation.

Having marked his return with a valuable goal the striker has made it clear that there remains a lot to do if we are to see Premier League football at the London Stadium next season.

He told the official site: “I think we’re still in it until the end of the season. There are so many teams that can get sucked in. We’ve just got to work hard, take each game as it comes, and see what happens.”

 

Of the game against Stoke and the build-up he said: “The manager spoke before the game and we knew we had to get a result.

“We knew we had to get something and we came away with a point. We’re disappointed not to come away with three but, three goals disallowed – two offside and one for handball – it was difficult to take.

Coming away with one point is good enough.”

 

He added: “The last 11 weeks have been tough, really tough, and frustrating. I’ve been in the gym most of the time and I don’t want to be there. It’s been tough but I’ve got through it and I’m back on the pitch now, and I feel good.

“[An England return] would be nice but at the minute I’m just concentrating on staying fit and getting goals and getting in the squad here. Hopefully something will happen but, if not, it is what it is.”

 

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4 comments on “Carroll’s depressing prediction

  1. Guess this reveals pretty much exactly what Moyes would have told them – don’t lose. Not really the attitude I want from our manager. Sadly, it’s the best we can do.

    • I am sure that was what Moyes would have told them, try and win but under no circumstances lose, Slav would have sent them out their to win but we would probably have lost. In the scheme of things where we finish in the table doesn’t matter that much unless it is 18th – 20th a draw really puts Stoke in a hole, where a win over us would have been a massive shot in the arm for them and a punch in the guts for us, like you say not what we would have wanted but imho probably the best decision under the circumstances.

  2. lets be honest,That lineup at kick off was picked more to not lose the match rather than win it outright,Otherwise he would have taken the brave decision to start Hernandez up top with Arnie instead of poor Arnie isolated again ploughing a lone furrow.Lanzini for the lightweight Joao Mario too.We all know how Stoke play.Packed defence and physical with it.So many wasted free kicks as there wasnt the guile Lanzini provides.Ok he would not have lasted 90 minutes but Moyes is a cautious bloke and not prone to taking many gambles.Still think Stoke and Southampton have too much ground to make up certainly to catch us.One of them may overhaul say Swansea or Huddersfield though.

  3. i hope carrolls preaching this message to some of the primadonnas who think theyre too good to go down. thank god for players like noble and carroll who have saved us before and know its not over till its over.

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