Carroll: Hammers ‘played our hearts out’ in Huddersfield win
Andy Carroll has hailed the passion showed by West Ham United in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, praising the team for playing "our hearts out" in the victory.
Goals from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew in the second half saw Slaven Bilic’s side secure a deserved first win in the Premier League this season in their first match at the London Stadium this campaign.
The Hammers dominated the performance, clearly creating the majority of the chances, and a returning Carroll was thrilled with the spirit he and his teammates showed in the contest.
The striker said following the match: “I think we needed this win. It’s been tough but the lads are behind the manager. We went out there and fought and we got the two goals.
It's been a tough road for us but we went out there and we played our hearts out, and we got the three points
“It’s been a tough road for us but we went out there and we played our hearts out, and we got the three points.”
For Carroll, Monday’s evening match also spelt the first time the forward played in the Premier League for West Ham since April.
The No9 has worked extremely hard over the summer and was delighted to make his return to action in this result.
He added: “It’s nice to be back on the pitch. It’s been a long time over the summer. I’ve been working hard in training a lot and it’s paid off. I’m feeling good. It’s been tough but I’ve worked hard and now I’m back. Hopefully all the misery is behind me.
“I’ll be in bits tomorrow though, no doubt!”
Such an excellent win has pulled the Hammers two places up the Premier League table but Carroll insists that West Ham are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
“We’ve had a couple of weeks for the lads to chat and get over the start of the season and now hopefully this is the kick-on we need,” Carroll added.
“It’s going to be tough. All the teams in the Premier League are quality and you saw that tonight. Huddersfield got promoted and they are a quality team. They were undefeated and hadn’t conceded. But that’s why we’re in the Premier League – to play against the best players in the world.”