Many were surprised over Andy Carroll's inclusion in the English squad considering the striker's disappointing form at club level. Roy Hodgson cemented his trust in Carroll by featuring the $55-million striker as England's leading forward against Sweden on Friday. Andy Carroll surprised viewers around the world by scoring the opening goal in England's 3-2 win against Sweden at the Euro 2012 Group D match.
This season, Carroll had appeared in 47 matches and scored only nine goals for Liverpool. Nevertheless in May, Carroll played a vital role in Liverpool's comeback match against Chelsea after losing the FA Cup. The resurgence of his form justified the striker's part in the Three Lions campaign to win the Euros.