West Ham skipper Mark Noble opened up on just how much the Hammers’ current struggles are affecting his life, when writing his regular column for the Evening Standard.
The east London outfit are currently in free fall. They have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games. And they now sit in 16th spot in the table, just one point clear of the drop zone.
Relegation is a very real prospect for West Ham. And considering that they were being tipped for a top six finish at the start of the season, something is obviously very wrong at the club.
Manuel Pellegrini is hanging on by a thread, and defeat away at Southampton could very well spell the end of his time in charge of the Hammers.
And Noble told the Evening Standard how much West Ham’s poor form is affecting his life in every aspect:
“Don’t tell me that players couldn’t care less when their team are going through a bad run, as we are. It kills me because I desperately want this club to do well. It has a big effect on my life in general. I’m miserable at home and although I try not to show it because I have a wife and two kids, I can’t help it as football is my life. I’m still sleeping okay but that’s because I wear myself out worrying about things during the day. As captain of West Ham, I need, above all, to be positive when I go into training and I’m around the players.”
Noble obviously lives and breaths West Ham. And he is one of the few players who haven’t let his side down this season.
There will not be one single Hammers player who is hurting more than the 32-year-old at the moment.
And the only thing that will help Noble is a West Ham win. Whether they have enough to beat Southampton today, however, remains to be seen.