Carlos Tevez has absolutely raved about West Ham club captain Mark Noble when speaking to the club’s official website.
Tevez played alongside Noble for West Ham for a short period during the 2006/07 season.
The Argentinian ace left the Hammers in the summer of 2007 and the now 38-year-old went on to play for the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Boca Juniors.
Amazingly, 15 years after he left, his ex-teammate Mark Noble is still playing for West Ham. This will be his final season before he hangs up his boots and closes the curtains on a fabulous 18-year career with the Hammers.
Noble is an absolute legend at West Ham and it will be almost impossible for David Moyes to replace him as a character and leader.
Carlos Tevez praises West Ham skipper Mark Noble
The ex-Hammer has waxed lyrical about the 34-year-old midfielder.
Tevez was a guest at the London Stadium for West Ham’s clash with Burnley on Sunday.
And the Argentinian insisted that Mark Noble deserves a statue outside the London Stadium, when speaking to WHUFC.com:
‘I remember Mark was just a kid with a lot of hunger and desire to play football. It’s weird to see him at the end of his career but he’s achieved a lot and had a great career. He grew up with the Club, so he deserves it and deserves a statue outside the Club because he is Mr West Ham.”
It’s hard to argue with Carlos there!
Noble has been with the Hammers for so long and it will be incredibly emotional to see him play his final game for the club.
Carlos Tevez spoke very highly about the West Ham captain. And for a player with Tevez’s pedigree in the game to have spoken so glowingly about Mark Noble tells us all we need to know about the 34-year-old.
We’re certainly not ready for Noble’s final farewell and he surely isn’t either!
It’s been a pleasure watching the Canning Town-born ace play for us for nearly two decades. Let’s just hope that Moyes finds a way of keeping him around behind the scenes at the club.