Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Tottenham

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

West Ham 1 - 3 Sydney FC

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 03:00

Friendly Match

Allardyce: Take Andy to Brazil

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes England boss Roy Hodgson should consider taking Andy Carroll to this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 07:05 Post Comment

Andy Carroll: 'Should go to Brazil' says his manager Sam Allardyce

Andy Carroll: 'Should go to Brazil' says his manager Sam Allardyce

Allardyce says his 25-year-old striker offers an aerial threat that could give the national squad greater options.

Injury has significantly limited Carroll's appearances this season but the Hammers manager said: "Headed goals can never go out of the game.

"Anybody that tries to take headed goals out of the game destroys the game as an entertainment, diminishes the entertainment value.

"Andy is one of the best headers of the ball you will find, which he showed in the Stoke match on Saturday.

"And not only did he head the ball in the net, he had some of the biggest defenders in the game against him and they couldn't cope."

And Carroll, holder of nine senior England caps, admits Brazil is on his mind: "Of course it is, yes.

"Obviously I am thinking about that but I have to keep scoring goals for West

Ham and we have to start winning games again before that comes."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Champions League: Henning Berg hopeful of Legia Warsaw's chances against Celtic

Legia Warsaw boss Henning Berg hopes his side can get a positive result against Celtic in their Champions League tie.

Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract at Everton

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Transfer news: Southampton's chairman says Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will stay

Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, according to Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property