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Zabaleta slams Carroll elbowing as “nasty”

zaba2Pablo Zabaleta has slammed Andy Carroll and branded after his double elbowing at Turf Moor as ‘nasty.’

The Hammers right-back has had no hesitation in joining the attack on the big centre-forward who now misses the match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday.

Carroll got the rocket from Zaba for the elbows on James Tarkowski and Ben Mee which left us battling with 10 men for over an hour at Turf Moor.

Zaba fumed: “I think Andy’s challenges were a bit nasty. Andy is a big man. He always goes 100 percent for the ball in the air.

“From my point of view, it looks aggressive, especially the second one when he knew he was on a yellow already.

“We need to try to play 11 v 11 for the whole game, especially when you are winning 1-0.

“You can’t give an advantage to the other team.

“We were 1-0 up and we need to be a bit more clever in these situations.”


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7 comments on “Zabaleta slams Carroll elbowing as “nasty”

  1. Please make this guy Captain of our squad.

  2. How many more articles about Andy Carroll’s 2 yellow cards are we going to get?

  3. Get on him Zab lead the way u do two in 2 mins is obsurd he isn’t happy it seems bc he has competition for CF now and he is all over the place

  4. i like mark noble.
    but would he, as captain, have come out and criticized andy like this?
    zab is proper captain material.

    • I doubt it master, I like him as a player who loves the club but he lacks the backbone to call out the so called big names at the club. We need a Captain who won’t take second best and isn’t interested in being popular, they earn their crusts in the games we shouldn’t win, as well as the games we should, Noble is a club captain and ambassador he isn’t a playing Captain I don’t think players or officials respect him from what I see on the pitch. Have just booked my tickets for Friday nights match I would love it if we saw Zab with the armband on and Hernandez and Chicharito up top COYI !!!

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