Andy Carroll hopes to use his permanent move to West Ham from Liverpool as a springboard to earning a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for next year’s World Cup, Sky
Carroll tied up a £15.5m move to the Hammers on Wednesday, having spent last season on loan at Upton Park. And he feels the management of Sam Allardyce can help him win a regular place under Hodgson at international level. “Sam’s [Allardyce] a great manager,” Carroll said. “It’s always good when you’ve got somebody behind you. He gives me confidence to show what I am about.
“My aim is keeping fit, scoring goals and performing every week,” the former Newcastle centre-forward added. “If I do that I’ll hopefully get in the England team.
“It’s always important to play football for your country. If I play well and keep fit, I’m going to be playing every week. If it comes, England will come.”
Carroll scored seven goals in 24 games for West Ham last season and has won England honours before. He has nine caps and two goals to his name and was part of the England squad at Euro 2012, netting against Sweden in a 3-2 victory for the Three Lions.
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