Andy Carroll is confident that he can be a threat against two of the best sides in the Premier League after finally scoring his first goal for West Ham against Tottenham on Sunday.

West Ham take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday before welcoming Chelsea to Upton Park at the weekend, and Carroll believes that he can now go on a run of finding the back of the net, after an initial barren spell at the start of the season.

Andy Carroll
Carroll hopes the floodgates will open after scoring his first goal for West Ham [Reuters]

"It was about time, to be honest," Carroll told West Ham TV, as reported in the Daily Mail. "'I'm just grateful to have got off the mark and hopefully there will be more to come this week.

"I think I've put myself about and been involved in our goals in previous matches. I think I've been doing well so it was about time one went in.

"It was a great ball in by Joey O'Brien and I just had to get up and head it across the keeper. That's what I did and thankfully it went in."

Carroll scored his first goal in his ninth appearance for West Ham, but it was a bitter sweet moment as Sam Allardyce's side were already 3-0 down to Tottenham.

"It was disappointing as we made mistakes for all three of their goals, really," continued Carroll. "We should have done better, but they have taken their chances and obviously beat us.

"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. I have to say we were just disappointed with our mistakes because they cost us.

"We have got a tough week, obviously, with Manchester United and then Chelsea and Liverpool coming up. 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, but tonight was disappointing and we just have to put it behind us now and get ready for the Manchester United game."

Carroll would certainly adhere himself to Liverpool fans if he could find the net against both Manchester and Chelsea this week, while goals against the pair could also catch the eye of Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool can recall the striker from his season-long loan in January and may monitor his performances against the two top four sides this week.