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There's more to my game than goals, says Carroll

Filed: Friday, 13th October 2017
By: Staff Writer

On the eve of West Ham's trip to in-form Burnley, Andy Carroll says there is much more to his game than simply goal scoring.

The 28-year-old striker is yet to hit the target this season despite maintaining match fitness since returning from his latest lengthy lay-off and having featured in four of West Ham's seven Premier League matches thus far.

However the World Cup candidate - who feels he is yet to hit top form - maintained that there was much more to his game that sticking the ball in the back of the net.

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"Itís been a long time since I scored, but I donít feel my game is all about goals," he told whufc.com. "I create chances and drag players out of position, too.

"Obviously I love to score goals like any striker and Iím sure thereís many to come, but itís not really the main thing to me.

"For myself, Iíve got to concentrate on getting on the scoresheet as often as possible and focus on winning games. I feel very good.

"In training, Iím feeling a lot sharper and Iím really ready to kick-start the season. Iím not 100 per cent yet and Iíve got a long way to go, but Iíve been working hard and everything."

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And with view to this weekend's difficult Turf Moor test - at which Carroll is hoping to score in the Premier League for the first time since April Fools' Day - he added: "Theyíve had a good run and had some fantastic results against top teams.

"Theyíve got a fantastic manager and a really intense stadium with the fans close to the pitch, so itís going to be tough, but weíve been working this week and will be ready for them.

"You would like to think we can use these next few games to build a platform. Weíve had some games weíve struggled in but weíve got results as well, so we need to focus on keeping another clean sheet and getting another three points."

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