Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll is delighted to finally be off the mark in West Ham colours.

Andy Carroll finally got his first goal in a West Ham shirt in the disappointing 3-1 loss away to Tottenham on Sunday.

His headed goal proved to be only a consolation after a Jermain Defoe brace and a Gareth Bale effort had given Spurs a 3-0 lead.

And although Carroll is happy to have finally got the goal his work rate and good performances have deserved, he is disappointed with the result.

He told the club’s official website: “It was about time, to be honest. I think I’ve put myself about and been involved in our goals in previous matches. I think I have been doing well so it was about time one went in.

“It was disappointing as we made mistakes for all three of their goals, really.

“Coming here we were up against a great team and they showed that tonight with the passing, the rhythm and the pace they have got in their team.”

And the 23-year-old is now looking ahead to Wednesday difficult trip to Manchester United before hosting Chelsea on Saturday.

“We have got a tough week, obviously, with Manchester United and then Chelsea and Liverpool coming up,” he added.

“It’ll be tough so we just have to put this behind us now and focus on Wednesday. Of course, the big games are what everyone looks forward to.

“This game is all gone now so we’re going to have to concentrate 100 per cent on Wednesday, which is going to be another tough game.”