The England national team cannot be better equipped in terms of centre forwards of late.
The presence of players like Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge add to the presence of Wayne Rooney, who has been one of the national team’s best player over the last decade. Manager Roy Hodgson can count on the presence of Andy Carroll too according to West Ham manager Slaven Bilic. The Croatian took charge of the West Ham team from Sam Allardyce in the summer. They were expected to struggle after the departure of a manager who is well versed with English football.
However,Bilic has transformed West Ham into a brilliant team that has already won matches against top teams like Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool. The latest scalp was against Chelsea and it was not very surprising given that the blues have been struggling for form. West Ham secured a 2-1 win at Upton Park and this victory was thanks to a late header from Carroll. Injuries have been robbing the former Newcastle United striker of a promising career. He has just returned from yet another spell on the sidelines, butBilic claims that he is ready for international action too.
Since 2013, Carroll has made only 24 league starts and this statistic will have to improve the lot if Hodgson is to turn his head.”Andy is a big player for us, and also for England. He is special.He gives us a lot of options. It’s not just long balls, he is a great player, his quality has never been in doubt. We just needed to get him fit.Now we are in a really good situation with that and he should be fit long-term. Then West Ham and possibly England should have a great benefit,” said the West Ham manager.