West Ham Unite captain Mark Noble has fired a warning to his teammates ahead of Sunday’s tough trip to table-topping Leicester City.
Last weekend West Ham lifted the doom and gloom that has enveloped the club with a superb 4-0 win over Wolves.
That wave of positivity quickly subsided, though, when a strong Hammers side were thumped 4-1 by Everton in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Inconsistency plagues West Ham
West Ham fans start every season dreaming of ending their long trophy drought – now stretching over 40 years.
So Hammers supporters were massively disappointed with the meek performance offered up by their side, particularly after making it 1-1 early in the second half.
It was so typical of West Ham, who have long been plagued by inconsistency.
Next up is a daunting trip to Leicester, a side West Ham have got very little change from in recent years.
Daunting task for Hammers at Leicester
The Foxes have won all three games so far, scoring 12 goals and thumping Manchester City 5-2 away last time out.
And West Ham captain Noble has fired a warning to his teammates about performance levels ahead of the trip to the King Power (whufc.com).
“At this (Premier League) level – we played Charlton and Hull City and you finish those teams off – but then you come here (to a Premier League club like Everton) and you give a couple of chances away and you get punished and that’s what happened,” Noble told whufc.com.
Noble fires warning to teammates ahead of Leicester
“We didn’t finish our chances and they did.
“We play Leicester away on Sunday and if we get a result there it changes again, you know?
They’re top of the League at the minute so we’re going to have to play exactly as we did on Sunday to get a result there.”
West Ham should be boosted by the return of David Moyes to the dugout and Issa Diop to the squad for the game after 10 days in isolation following positive Covid-19 tests.
But as Noble points out, West Ham will need to approach the Leicester game in exactly the same manner they did Wolves if they are to have any hope of producing another shock result.