Andy Carroll has paid tribute to the West Ham supporters after it was confirmed he will leave the club this summer. The England international is one of three senior players that will depart the London Stadium when their contract expires at the end of June, bringing to an end his seven-year spell in east London.
Carroll has certainly had an and down spell with the Hammers, but he insists he is leaving the club with fond memories and he has also been quick to thank the club’s fans for their continued support. “I just want to say thanks to everyone, to the club, to the fans, all the managers we’ve had here.
The lads especially, it’s been great, and it is actually like a family,” Carroll told the club website. “Obviously the West Ham fans have been great and it’s very similar to a family relationship. Some days they like you and some days they loathe you, but deep down you know they love you, so it’s kind of the same!”
Injuries have taken their toll on Carroll over recent seasons – he only started three Premier League games during the 2018-19 campaign – and he admits he is disappointed with the way his time at the club has fizzled out. “I’m just disappointed at the way it has ended,” the 30-year-old added. “It’s been tough, a roller-coaster for the last seven years, up and down, a lot of injuries which couldn’t be helped for one reason or another, but I’ve enjoyed my time at West Ham.”