Carrol warned over drinking

2011-09-05 15:54

London - England manager Fabio Capello warned Andy Carroll over his lifestyle here on Monday, saying the Liverpool striker needed to drink less if he wanted to be a successful footballer.

Carroll, 22, became the most expensive English player in history earlier this year when he moved from Newcastle to Liverpool in a £35 million transfer.

But since that high-profile move, the centre-forward has failed to live up to his price tag, struggling to secure his place at Liverpool and being pushed to the margins of the England set-up.

Although Carroll was included in the squad for last week's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria, he was excluded from the match-day line-up in Sofia and failed to make the bench.

While Capello is an avowed admirer of the powerfully built striker, the Italian disciplinarian has been less impressed by Carroll's off-pitch habits.

"I think if he wants to be a good player, a good sportsman, he needs to drink less," Capello told a press conference.

Capello said he had spoken to Carroll but declined to give details of his advice.

"It's a private message. I spoke with him. It's a private discussion between two people but he understands a lot," Capello said.

"He's young, we need to help him. He's a really important player.

"He needs to be careful, because he's an important player not only for the England team but for Liverpool. I think he understands what he needs to do."


  • malepfana - 2011-09-05 16:16

    who care what he think

  • Fedup - 2011-09-05 16:35

    Leave Carroll alone, if he was that bad Dalglish would have complained already

      AjAxxxx - 2011-09-05 16:44


      Kaapie - 2011-09-05 17:03

      Actually there's something about this oke that i dont like.. I think he's lazy on the pitch and in terms of work ethic doenst hold a candle to the likes of Suarez and Kuyt..and this from a Pool supporter

      AjAxxxx - 2011-09-06 08:39

      he's a totally different player though. Different builds. He hasnt got the pace and the build to get around the pitch. Doesnt mean he's lazy. He's a target striker. To hang in the box and wait for crosses etc is his job, not to go back and fetch the ball. This is coming from a chelsea supporter.

  • Phaedioux - 2011-09-05 16:52

    Quite right! - look what happened to george best and Paul Gascoigne! Joey Barton could almost be there as well - too much fame and money too soon and not enough counselling at the right time. Fabio Capello is doing the right thing. If it hadn't been for Alex ferguson's wise counsel with quite a few of his players there could also have been some bad outcomes.

      Sheda Hab - 2011-09-05 17:16

      Newcastle has a knack of getting rid of its bad boys for good money....

  • Shadango7 - 2011-09-06 00:47


  • Bob - 2011-09-06 08:07

    Nothing wrong with the lad, he will be good for 20 goals this season, he's a footballer not a teetotaller, under KK and the team spirit at Liverpool he will be just fine, what has Capello achieved as the England manager, he should be more concerned about his own position, if Carroll was as bad at his job as Capello is at his then I would start to worry.

      Man U - 2011-09-06 10:43

      This overrated, over expensive scum fits in well with the rest of the scousers!

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