Karoy Anderson spoke to CharltonTV after scoring in the Addicks’ 5-0 win at Wealdstone on Saturday.
The academy graduate discussed his involvement with the first team in pre-season and detailed his ambitions for the upcoming campaign.
“I’m just taking the opportunity that the Manager’s giving me, just trying to get used to it, trying my best in every game and trying to impress him,” he told CharltonTV post-match. “I’m taking everything I’ve learned from the U18s and U21s and bringing it into the first team. I'm just doing the basics to the best of my ability.”
After coming on as a second-half substitute, the 18-year-old scored Charlton’s fifth goal of the afternoon, latching onto Jack Payne's through ball before neatly spinning away from the Wealdstone defenders and slotting into the bottom-right corner.
When asked about his goal and what he brings to the side, he said: “I try and do everything I can, on the ball, off the ball, try and create, try and defend... I just try and do everything for the team and give my best every time I step on the pitch.”
Anderson has been learning from the Addicks' experienced players this pre-season and has impressed with his all-action displays in the middle of the park.
“I look at them and see what else I can add to my game from watching them and try and improve that way," he added.
“I want to be in and around [the team], I want to play games, I want to impress the Manager and I want to show the fans and my teammates what I can do. I’m just waiting for my opportunity and staying patient.”
(Article by Sam Joseph)