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Former Leeds United Danny Mills believes that West Ham United striker Andy Carroll should be considered by Gareth Southgate to the England squad in the upcoming 2018 World Cup.
According to Mills, if Carroll stays fit and in good form then the striker deserves for a surprise call-up to participate in the biggest event in Russia.
Going back, the 28-year-old was the key to the come from behind 2-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium. In addition, the result lifted the Hammers out of the relegation zone.
“If he’s fit he’s got to be worth taking to the World Cup. I think there is certainly room for him in the 23 – I think it’s his fitness [that is the only issue]. You need to take players who are on form, or fit, or offer something different. Certainly, he offers something different and if you need to nick a goal, if you need a set piece or need to put a ball into the box aerially, there aren’t too many better headers of the ball in Europe than Andy Carroll.” Mills expressed
However, Mills thinks that Carroll’s skills and ability are still not enough to be part of Plan A for England.
“I certainly think he would be a Plan B or a Plan C, whichever way you want to look at it. I mean aerially he is fantastic. He is still, without a doubt, one of the best headers of the ball in the Premier League.” Mills added
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