Tottenham youngster Tom Carroll has supported the recent comments from new FA chairman Greg Dyke. Dyke last week made the claim that the Three Lions should be in a position to win the World Cup in 2022, and after an impressive performance for Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 side this week, Carroll didn’t shy away from those comments.
The Tottenham youngster even went as far as suggesting that England could impress the world sooner than that, but agrees with Dyke’s target.
“I heard what the new chairman said,” Carroll said, according to the Daily Star. ”Nothing wrong with a target like that. Hopefully we will win it sooner, though.”
Carroll was influential during the Under-21 side’s 1-0 win over Moldova last week as Southgate targets a spot in the 2015 Under-21 European Championships. The midfielder recently secured a loan move to Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers side just before the transfer window closed, and will be in the prime of his career in 2022. The midfielder will be 30 years old when the tournament kicks off in Qatar, and may be present along with a host of young English talents such as Wilfried Zaha, Michael Keane, Luke Shaw, and James Ward-Prowse.
The win was Southgate’s first as manager of the Under-21 squad, and came a day before Roy Hodgson’s senior squad beat Moldova 4-0 at Wembley Stadium on the back of a brace from 22 year old Danny Welbeck.