Andy Carroll says the London Stadium is not the cause of West Ham’s poor form
Andy Carroll has dismissed claims that West Ham’s poor start is down to their move to the London Stadium.
The Hammers have won just one of their four Premier League games in their new home since their switch from Upton Park last season.
The victory, against Bournemouth, has been their sole success in the top flight so far, sparking concern that Slaven Bilic’s men are unhappy in their new surroundings.
Sections of the home crowd at last week’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough chanted “Stratford’s a s***hole” and “We should have stayed at the Boleyn.”
But Carroll insisted the players remain happy to have moved. The striker, who scored twice in a friendly win over Juventus in August said: “It has been fantastic for us moving into the new stadium and it is great for the club.
“I know there have been a lot of discussions about the move, but the players love it.
Not everyone has enjoyed the transition to the new stadium
“It is a great stadium and it was great for me to score two goals against Juventus and get the season going. Hopefully there is plenty more.
“It is one of the biggest grounds in England and it is great for us to have that and have it being part of the club.
“Obviously the results have not been going our way and we have not been performing but I cannot wait to get back out there.”
Carroll has not played for West Ham since suffering a knee injury against Astra Giurgiu in August.
Carroll has been out injured for the majority of the season
But he is hopeful of a return after the international break when the club go to Crystal Palace.
He went on: “My recovery is going well. I am working hard in the gym and everything is going well. Hopefully soon I will be back in action.
“[But] I can’t wait to play my first league game at the new stadium. I scored two goals against Juventus and would love to score a lot more there.”