St Jakob Park

Next Game

Switzerland v England

Monday, 08 September 2014, 19:45

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group E

Last Game

Costa Rica 0 - 0 England

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 17:00

World Cup Group D

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."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Liverpool: Fara Williams welcomes Steven Gerrard contract news

Fara Williams reckons the contract set to be handed to Steven Gerrard will give Liverpool supporters a huge boost.

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

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