Some West Ham fans raved about Mark Noble after his excellent display vs Aston Villa this afternoon.
The 33-year-old Hammers skipper put in a top class performance against the Villans. The Canning Town born ace rolled back the years and reminded everyone that he still has so much to offer David Moyes’ side.
The midfielder dictated the tempo of the game in the middle of the park at the London Stadium today. And he gave the Villa midfield and back-line problems all match.
Noble has received heavy criticism from some sections of the West Ham supporters this season.
He clearly isn’t the player he once was, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t still incredibly important for the Hammers.
Perhaps he won’t be playing week in week out next season, but his leadership and influence in the West Ham dressing room cannot be underestimated.
Noble is Moyes’s on-field Lieutenant. And when the 33-year-old is in the mood that he was in today, he is a real asset for the Hammers.
The experienced midfielder has racked up four goals and three assists in 32 Premier League games for West Ham this season (Transfermarkt).
Noble made 40 passes at the London Stadium today, with a very impressive completion rate of 84% (Football Critic).
And some Hammers fans took to Twitter to praise their captain after his superb display against Villa today…
If Mark Noble played in la liga he would’ve had at least 20 England caps
— Jude (@WHUFC_Jude) July 26, 2020
— Jaz (@Jackbuchanan69) July 26, 2020
Mark Noble is already having a great game. #WHUAVL
— Nick Headley (@nickheadley) July 26, 2020
Mark noble turning into prime iniesta this game ffs
— Jack (@JackTball) July 26, 2020
Mark Noble is a liability for 35 games a season, and then for the final 3 he’s a Rolls Royce midfielder. It’s been like this for about 4 seasons now.
— Michael Bailey (@mikebailey92) July 26, 2020
mark noble looking composed
— james (@itsjameshayes) July 26, 2020
Jack Grealish goes to bed dreaming he was as good as Mark Noble.
— Forever_Boleyn (@Forever_Boleyn) July 26, 2020
i love noble so much. when he’s in this form he’s actually world class isn’t he
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 26, 2020