Poland legend: My grandson is better than Andy Carroll!
08:34 16 October 2012
Andy Carroll, England. Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport
Poland legend Zbigniew Boniek has blasted West Ham’s Liverpool loanee Andy Carroll, saying his eight-year-old grandson is a better footballer than the England international.
Advertisement, please wait (0:06)
Support your community by viewing your local businesses
You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds
Thank you for supporting your local community
You may now read the article
Boniek, who is about to be announced as the president of the Polish Football Association, is not worried by Carroll’s threat ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier in Warsaw this evening.
He said: “My grandson Mateo moves better on the pitch than Andy Carroll and he has better coordination.”
Poland captain Marcin Wasilewski was equally dismissive of Carroll, saying: “We know he is tall and well built.
“He does all right in the air with the fights and he plays the ball quite well with his head.
“That’s how he scores most of his goals.”
He continued: “We are highly motivated for this game after what happened to us at home in the Euros.”
Latest Sport Stories
Times ABC coach Tony Lucas hopes the Chelli brothers can put the club “back on the map” with success at this weekend’s prestigious King of the Ring tournament.
Yerbury were crowned borough champions for the second year running in the Islington Schools’ Swimming Gala at Ironmonger Row baths.
Old Streetonians’ big day out at Allianz Park ended in another dispiriting defeat as errors and ill-discipline cost them dearly in a 31-0 defeat by Fullerians.
Ashley Taylor-Forbes snatched a second-half winner as Clapton Rangers defeated Shakespeare 2-1 to go six points clear at the top of the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.