Claret and Hugh’s top analyst Leroy Rosenior believes that West Ham should entertain offers for Andy Carroll as soon as possible both for the player’s good and the future of the team.
He holds the striker “blameless” in the events surrounding him at Upton Park but says for his own sake he should be given the chance to move on.
Speaking after the devastating defeat at White Hart Lane he told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “I feel desperately sorry for the lad. He’s had as bad a time as it gets with injuries. Now he is back but playing in a system that will never suit him.
“It didn’t work yesterday and it hasn’t worked whenever he has started. I honestly think for the boy’s sake he should be allowed to move on – there will be loads of takers. Let me stress he’s blameless – just not cut out for the system.
“Slaven Bilic got it all wrong yesterday and was obviously angry with the players in his post match press conference.
“But I hope today he is as angry with himself today because moving Sakho wide to accommodate Andy and trying to play the same system as when Payet with Carrollwas in the team just didn’t make sense to me.
I now wht he’s played Andy. He has to give him the opportunity just as Mauricio Pochettino had to with Roberto Soldado and Adebayor.
“You have to give players their chance as a new manager – you have to manage the dressing room – but both are now gone and I think the time has come to let clubs know Andy is available.”
We have to restore Sak to the central role and spend whatever we get on the most mobile forward around with the money we make. I’d also be tempted to entertain offers for Jelavic as well. ”
Leroy’s match verdict will be on line here a little later.
Listen to our interview with Leroy about the Spurs defeat on MooreThanJustApodcast