West Ham ace Declan Rice spoke exclusively to the club’s official website, and absolutely raved about his teammate Mark Noble.

The 20-year-old has been superb for the Hammers over the past 15 months. And who better to learn from than 32-year-old Noble.

The West Ham skipper is an inspirational figure at the London Stadium. He is loved by the fans, and is obviously well-respected by his fellow players.

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Mark Noble celebrates with Declan Rice (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Noble makes the Hammers tick. And his importance to Manuel Pellegrini’s side cannot be underestimated.

Rice is a great player in his own right, but he will undoubtedly be able to learn a lot by playing alongside Noble.


The England international spoke exclusively to the club’s official website, and shared just how much he learns from the West Ham captain:

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Mark Noble and Declan Rice (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“I’m improving every week and what better person to have around me than Mark Noble? He talks to me all the time about what I can improve on. Being with him on the pitch, he is such an influence on me and helps me out.  He is always onto me if I make a mistake in training, telling me what I’ve done wrong. He knows I’ve got the quality to do it right, so he tells me when I’ve done it wrong. That’s what is good about Nobes.”

Noble only has a few years left playing at the very highest level. And Rice must ensure that he soaks up every piece of wisdom that the 32-year-old has to offer.

Rice and Noble bounce off of each other so well.

The Hammers midfield duo have forged a wonderful partnership over the past 12 months. And long may that continue.

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