Mark Noble is more concerned about West Ham’s qualification for Europe than receiving an emotional farewell in his final home game for the club this weekend.
The 35-year-old will call for some time into his football career when the dust settles in 2021-2022. The midfielder was the ideal, save for loan spells at Hull City and Luton Town at the start of his career. He played 548 games in all competitions with Hammers and scored 62 goals.
But the former England Under-21 national team star will do just that hang his shoes After West Ham’s last game of the season in Brighton on May 22. Ahead of that, David Moyes’ side host title-holders Manchester City on Sunday.
The London Stadium match will be the Nobel’s last chance to appear before his beloved fans. It seems inevitable that a Canning Town player will enter a few minutes on the field.
But, according to his title, Mr. West Ham, Nobel placed access to Europe above any personal ambitions.
“I’m not upset at all [if I play or not]He told the club Official Website. “I have already talked about it with the manager. For me, the club’s entry into Europe and the Europa League is more than emotional balancing.
“Obviously, I’m going to get a great reception, I know and maybe if I get some minutes, that’s great, but I’ve played enough games in my life that I don’t need football.
“I think by the way, we really need points – we are playing against one of the best teams in the world – we need to think about worrying about getting points, rather than worrying about me.”
Team spirit is the key to Nobel
West Ham They have enjoyed two great campaigns since Moyes returned to the club. They finished the sixth season in qualifying for the European League.
They were only one match away from reaching the final of Europe’s second division. Eintracht Frankfurt proved to be very good in the semi-finals but it seems certain that he will be in Europe again next season.
Noble will not be part of next season’s journey but will be an interested spectator. The man who played 470 league games with the Hammers revealed the secret of their recent success.
“Honestly, we have become very close in the last two and a half seasons because we have a cohesive team,” he added.
“We haven’t had the biggest team in the world, but we have a group of players who have worked hard for each other and we’ve had some amazing experiences with each other, going out every weekend and playing for West Ham. That’s all we ask.
“I think that’s why we’ve been so successful in the past two seasons. Not only me, but we have great personalities and leaders in the dressing room who have managed to move past the club.”