Bilic: Up to Carroll to remain match
Slaven Bilic has challenged West Ham striker Andy Carroll to appear right after himself in an effort to preserve up his superior kind.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic stated it can be up to in-form striker Andy Carroll to remain fit and capitalise on a fine string of performances.
Carroll scored the second objective of West Ham’s 2-0 win more than his former club Liverpool, as the towering Englishman put in a further impressive shift for Bilic’s side in Premier League action on Saturday.
The Croatian boss heaped praise on Carroll for his efficiency, but said he had to function difficult to remain fit.
“I thought he was brilliant,” said Bilic. “Not just because of his goal but his efficiency; defending, holding the ball up, pressing their defenders, almost everything.
“Liverpool is constantly a ‘target’ team, especially now with Jurgen Klopp as their manager, and to make possibilities and retain a clean sheet is a great solution to start out the new year for West Ham.
“Now he looks match to me. We’ve been talking quite a bit about him: Andy this, Andy that, Andy England, but now he’s fit and it is actually all down to him now.
“Is he going to appear following himself, operate challenging, train, rest, to retain his position or to even make it greater? Then, and only then, he will become a fantastic asset for us, and it really is as much as him.
“I expect him to stick to what he was like lately, he would be incredibly, extremely stupid to perform otherwise.”
Carroll now has three goals to his name this season, right after struggling for form early within the campaign while he fought to regain his fitness.
West Ham’s win put Bilic’s side into sixth position within the table as the club eyes off European football subsequent term.