Next Game

Lusitanos v West Ham

Thursday, 09 July 2015, 18:30

Europa League Qual First Round

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 3 - 0 Lusitanos

Thursday, 02 July 2015, 19:45

Europa League Qual First Round

Allardyce has Carroll hopes

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hoping Andy Carroll's heartache of missing out on the World Cup finals will help him begin next season in style.

Last Updated: 20/06/14 at 14:19 Post Comment

Andy Carroll: Missed out on place in England squad

Andy Carroll: Missed out on place in England squad

Carroll failed to make the final 23 for England's squad, only being placed on standby after an injury-plagued season which limited him to just 12 league starts.

Allardyce, though, is looking for Carroll to use his summer off to help him be in peak condition for the new season.

“It will have hurt Andy not being out in Brazil," he said.

“And if he has any burning ambition - both at club level and internationally to get to the European Championship in 2016 - he’ll use this experience to go forwards.

“What he needs to do now is to establish himself as a high-quality Premier League striker and to give me 30-plus games and 12-15 goals minimum next season.

“There is a place for him in the England squad. There is no other player like him.

“He’s compared to Rickie Lambert but they’re not the same. Rickie drops off, out of the box, and goes deep.

“Andy is a threat in and around the penalty area with his head and his feet as he has good technique.

“The other thing Andy has in his favour is his relatively young age."

Allardyce is looking for Carroll to stay injury free.

“For both the seasons we have had Andy, it has not been fantastic and he needs to change that," he continued.

“He got the injury and then we had the misdiagnosis on it and that meant a long spell out.

“When he first came we saw the best of him with a good run of goals in the last few matches. Now we want that consistently."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

England's Laura Bassett: 'I wish no-one knew my name'

Laura Bassett says she is still deeply hurting after her stoppage-time own goal ended England Women’s World Cup dream.

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company