West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told Football.London that Alan Pardew's suggestion for Andy Carroll's ideal training regime is 'impossible'.
After defeats to Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle United, Monday's victory was a welcome boost for under-fire manager Slaven Bilic – and he was able to call upon striker Andy Carroll.
Carroll, 28, hadn't featured at all before Monday's clash as he battled injury problems, but he started against Huddersfield, making a huge impact throughout.
The gangly target man was a menace against the Huddersfield defence, giving Bilic a focal point to aim for in attack, causing problems with his aerial ability and threat around the box.
Carroll's challenge now is to stay fit after so many injuries in recent years, and his issues prompted a bizarre suggestion from former West Ham boss Alan Pardew earlier this week.
Pardew told Sky Sports' The Debate that he wouldn't even allow Carroll to train on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before a Saturday game, and just give him work on Thursday and Friday in order to prevent him from suffering so many injuries.
However, West Ham boss Bilic has now told Football.London that he thinks Pardew's idea is 'impossible' as he would in no way be ready for first-team action if he didn't train at all – and he noted that Carroll boosts the entire team when he is available to play.
“He lifts the whole team,” said Bilic. “We have been saying that for two years now. I have said it 100 times, he’s the player the everybody knows, the crowd know, the opponent knows, you cannot ignore him.”
“That is impossible. You have to find a special treatment to manage him to be available for the games. That does not mean he won’t not train the whole week, no way,” he added.