Troy Deeney praised West Ham captain Mark Noble when speaking to talkSPORT, labelling the midfielder as the Premier League’s most underrated player.
The 33-year-old is already a Hammers legend. After making his senior debut for the east London outfit way back in 2004, he has gone on to make 508 appearances for the club.
Noble’s powers are clearly on the decline, but he is still a very important member of David Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium.
The West Ham skipper holds huge sway at the London Stadium and is still a massive influence both on and off the pitch.
Perhaps the midfielder hasn’t always been as appreciated as he should have been outside of east London, however.
Watford skipper Troy Deeney spoke to talkSPORT and named Noble as the Premier League’s most underrated player:
“My first player would be Mark Noble. He’s been in the Premier League for like 11 years with West Ham, never been called up for England but for some reason people don’t really speak about him, great career and a great person.”
Deeney is spot on. The only thing wrong about his comments is the fact that Noble is in fact in his 15th Premier League season with West Ham, in addition to two Championship campaigns with the club.
The Watford skipper has been somewhat of a hate figure in east London over the past few years after making some derogatory remarks about the Hammers.
Perhaps the West Ham fans may now have some new-found respect for Deeney, however.
The 33-year-old has never been fully appreciated for the work that he has done for the Hammers.
It is a real shame that Noble has never received an England cap. His time for that has long since passed.
He will still go down as an absolute West Ham legend, however, whatever happens from here on out.