You Get Carroll - You Get Problems

Last updated : 15 September 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Slaven Bilic has decided against taking Alan Pardew’s advice to allow Andy Carroll to be a part-time trainer.

Image result for newcastle United Andy CarrollEx-West Ham boss Pardew suggested earlier this week that he wouldn’t let the Hammers striker train from Monday to Wednesday in order to prevent him picking up injuries.

Carroll, 28, was outstanding in Monday night’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield as the Hammers picked up their first win of the season.

But Bilic, whose men go to West Brom on Saturday, said: “That is impossible [not to let him train].

“It’s about making a balance. There are some players and Andy’s one that you have to find special treatment for.

“But that doesn’t mean that he can’t train the whole week. Most likely then he will get injured. On the other hand you can’t treat him as you’re treating a 20-year-old.

“You need to find a balance. That is exactly what we are doing now. It looks good and we’re hoping that is going to last.

Pardew had told Sky’s The Debate Show: “If I was West Ham manager, I wouldn't let him train. “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, I just wouldn't let him, and say he can do a little bit of work on Thursday, Friday he can play in a seven-a-side, and then play on Saturday.”

“Once he's fit and he's playing, he doesn't need a lot of work.

"The way he plays, he's kind of in the game and out of the game, so he can rest for periods, and let him rest; because when he's on the pitch, what he actually does physically is a lot of big, physical stuff.

"Not running around, closing people down, so he doesn't need to have ten miles in him.

"That boy is a fantastic footballer, but Slaven does have to be very, very clever with him to try and work out his schedule so that he doesn't overcook him in training, because a lot of his injuries, he picks up in training.”

Meanwhile Bilic has warned his men not to get cocky after Monday night’s win, insisting there is still hard work to be done against a West Brom side smarting from their defeat last week to Brighton.

He added: “We were off yesterday (Wednesday) and we had a meeting before training today to say that if we think that because we beat Huddersfield we have done it, no.

“We have to build on this. We beat Huddersfield on Monday after training at our stadium and we have to produce the fire in training more in games.

“We have to do it tomorrow and only then will we be in a position to get something out of Saturday or any other game.”