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Andy Carroll has saluted the team spirit which has united the West Ham dressing room and improved recent results in the wake of star player Dimitri Payet's plea to leave the club.
The 28-year-old striker told the club's official website, www.whufc.com: "I think the lads have come together even stronger recently with everything that's going on and you can see on the pitch everyone is working together, putting the grit in and that's when the points come.
"The morale in the dressing room is fantastic. All the lads are having a laugh before and it's great to be around. Everyone wants to work for the manager and it's brilliant.
"It was tough at the beginning of the season, but we came out of that and we're just thinking about each game as it comes."
Andy Carroll felt West Ham gave the perfect response to Dimitri Payet's walkout by thumping Crystal Palace without him.
Midfield star Payet refused to play against the Eagles on Saturday after telling manager Slaven Bilic he wants to leave the club.
But the Hammers showed there is life after the France international with a 3-0 win and easily their best performance of the season.
Carroll scored what he admitted was the best goal of his career, a stunning bicycle kick, in between strikes from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini.
The striker said:
I think we have answered a few of the critics, 100 per cent.
With everything that has been going on during the week and everyone talking it's been tough, especially as the lads are close to one another.
To put all that behind us and work as a team has been fantastic. The fans were like the 12th man and were great with their support. It was a great day all round. All the lads were fantastic and professional. They know what it means to the fans and the club.
We stuck together and everyone is hungry and dedicated - and it showed in the performance.
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic believes Andy Carroll's hat-trick heroics against Arsenal have catapulted him back into the England reckoning.
Striker Carroll plundered a stunning treble in just eight minutes either side of half-time in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Upton Park.
The 27-year-old was involved in Roy Hodgson's squad at the last European Championships in Poland and Ukraine in 2012 and opened the scoring in the victory over Sweden in the group stage.
Carroll has struggled with injuries since, but Bilic feels that if he can stay fit his aerial prowess would be a major asset for Hodgson and the Three Lions in France this summer.
"I've said my opinion about a few of our players." said Bilic.
"Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell, and Andy Carroll is definitely in the category that he has to make you think about him because there are not many players capable of doing what he is doing. But it's Roy's decision.
"His problem is not consistency in terms of little injuries. A lad who is six foot whatever and with so many kilos - he needs to be fit. Now he is fit we hope he is going to last like this for years."
Two goals from Andy Carroll in the final three minutes of the first time cancelled out Arsenal's 2-0 lead in a thriller at Upton Park.
The England forward powered a header past David Ospina before sending the home fans wild by volleying the Hammers level when he was afforded far too much time in the box.