Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Noble: being sub 'no big deal'


Filed: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
By: Staff Writer


Mark Noble says he has no issue with being named as a substitute for last weekend's 1-1 draw at Burnley.

West Ham's club captain was an unused substitute as the Hammers drew 1-1 with the Clarets at Turf Moor, leading to yet more speculation that his time as a guaranteed first team squad member are numbered.

Embed from Getty Images


However Nobes chose to take a more philosophical approach to his omission - insisting that the team should always come first.

"Some people might think a player being left out of the starting XI is a big talking point, but it isn’t, for me," he told whufc.com. "It’s just the result of the club having a big squad full of quality players and only eleven of them can start the game.

“Whether I am involved from the start or not I will prepare the same way and give the same input in the dressing room and on the pitch, either way.

“I have played regularly for this Club for over a decade now, but we now have a bigger and stronger squad than ever and that means the manager will take decisions to pick certain players for certain matches.

Embed from Getty Images


"All that matters at this stage is putting points on the board and sometimes you have to sacrifice your playing style to win games."

West Ham's - and potentially Noble's - next test comes against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Olympic Stadium this Friday evening.





Related News

   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [18th Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [17th Apr 2018]
   arrow   Noble issues war cry [16th Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [11th Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [10th Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [5th Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [29th Mar 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [28th Mar 2018]
   arrow   Club statement calls for unity [27th Mar 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [22nd Mar 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Post-match press conference: Ronald Koeman vs West Ham Utd
Ronald Koeman kept it short and sweet as he reflected on a fairly uneventfu...more
Three Years Ago
Allardyce laughs off £25million price tag
Sam Allardyce has dismised reports suggesting that West Ham have place a £25million price tag on Aar...more
Five Years Ago
West Ham set for Ireland and Germany
West Ham United have confirmed their current list of pre-season fixtures....more