West Ham skipper Mark Noble has landed himself in some hot water with fans following his comments regarding the club’s loss to Manchester City at the weekend. The midfielder, who has always been seen as the hallmark of a West Ham player, has had his ‘shocking attitude’ ripped apart by Hammers fans.
Noble came out after the game admitting that West Ham simply didn’t have the quality to keep up with Pep Guardiola’s side, claiming that the league champions are simply too good.
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“We’ve sat in the dressing room and said there was nothing we could do about that result,” Noble began, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“We didn’t want it to be 4-1, but they are that good and they’ve done it to a lot better teams than us this season.”
Seeing this quote, Hammers fans proceeded to slam their captain for his comments, claiming that his attitude – and the rest of the team’s – was awful during the encounter with Manchester City.
Though West Ham sit 15th in the league, their seemingly comfortable could quickly prove troublesome over the closing weeks of the season. Only three points clear of the relegation zone, while unlikely, David Moyes’ side could see themselves involved in a last minute relegation scrap.
The London outfit don’t have the easiest of fixtures coming up either. After travelling to Leicester this weekend, the club have to host City’s rivals Manchester United before finishing their season at Goodison Park against Everton.
A potentially nervy few weeks are in store at London Stadium.