Sky Sports pundit Phil Neville has slammed West Ham United striker Andy Carroll ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash with Leicester at the London Stadium.
The Hammers are currently third-from-bottom in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last five league matches.
After Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Watford, the club’s new manager David Moyes criticised his team and said “players with big reputations” were letting the side down.
Neville singled out Carroll as one of the players he thinks needs to step up.
“I think he [Moyes] was on about Andy Carroll,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ The Debate last night (23/11, 10pm).
“Andy Carroll has been at West Ham now for a number of years, has he really produced it?
“Has he really been fit for a period of time? Has he got the goals really that he should have scored? No.
“I think he needs to start pulling his finger out.”
Moyes replaced former boss Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium, who was sacked earlier this month following the 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.
Neville played under Moyes for Everton and was his assistant manager at Manchester United. He defended his former boss suggesting that Carroll needs to start pulling his weight buy staying clear of injuries and scoring more goals.
The 28-year-old striker missed the first month of the season with a groin injury.
The former Newcastle United and Liverpool player has failed to find the net in his eight appearances for the Hammers in all competitions so far this campaign. He was also sent off in the 1-1 draw at Burnley.
West Ham are without a win in their last six games against Leicester in all competitions. Carroll will be hoping to end that sequence and end his personal goal scoring drought at the London Stadium tonight.