Mark Noble urged the West Ham fans to get right behind their team during the final six home games of the season, when writing his notes for today’s official match-day programme, and quoted via WHUFC.com.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment. They are currently sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety.
The good news is that they are guaranteed to move out of the relegation zone if they beat Southampton today, with Aston Villa in Carabao Cup action.
West Ham will have taken a lot of confidence with them away from Anfield on Monday night, despite having lost to Liverpool.
Every game is a cup final now
But they need to replicate that display in every single one of their remaining 11 fixtures.
And Noble urged the Hammers fans to get right behind the players between now and the end of the season, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“Six of our final eleven games are at home and I just want to emphasise how much strength it gives to the players if you have 60,000 people behind you. The noise we can generate at our stadium can be very special and we are going to need that volume in our remaining home games, of that there is no doubt.”
In fairness, the West Ham fans do always get behind their team. Their anger and frustration is mostly directed towards the club’s owners, and sometimes the manager.
There is a protest planned today before the game. And rightly so. But hopefully those vibes will be left outside the stadium.
The Hammers players need the fans to be on their side today for the entire 90 minutes. And if they are, David Moyes’s men will have every chance of beating the Saints.