The former Juventus striker fired a low blow in the England forward's direction ahead of the teams' World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night, though it is doubtful that he will startIconic ex-Poland international Zbigniew Boniek has laughed off the threat Andy Carroll, claiming that his eight-year-old grandson is better than the England forward.
The two teams play in Warsaw on Tuesday night in a World Cup qualification clash, though the Liverpool striker - on loan at West Ham for the season - is unlikely to start the match.
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"My grandson, Mateo, moves better on the pitch than Andy Carroll," the 56-year-old former Juventus attacker, who is reportedly in the running to be president of the Poland Football Association, said on national television.
"He has better co-ordination. He is very good at golf and tennis."
Poland currently sit third in the group on four points, having played one fewer game than Roy Hodgson's side, who sit top of Group H on seven points.
Both sides had fairly underwhelming Euro 2012 campaigns - the visitors on Tuesday night were beaten by Italy in the quarter-finals on penalties, while the co-hosts of the tournament failed to make it out of the group stage.