West Ham star Mark Noble has lifted the lid on an incredible thing he heard while in a Seville hotel this week.
The Hammers flew out to sunny Spain this week for the first leg of their big Europa League last 16 clash against Sevilla.
It was always going to be a daunting task for West Ham against a team that is currently the second best in La Liga, with the best defensive record and six Europa League and UEFA Cups in their trophy cabinet.
But a 1-0 defeat in Seville – while disappointing – is certainly far from disastrous.
And given the chances West Ham created and once again spurned, it will give David Moyes, his players and the Hammers fans plenty of hope for the return leg at the London Stadium this Thursday night.
The Sevilla fans were brilliant on the night, generating a memorable atmosphere throughout the game.
Despite only having 3,000 tickets Hammers fans still made themselves heard. A whopping 10,000 West Ham supporters are said to have travelled to Spain for the match.
It once again highlights just how massive and passionate West Ham’s fanbase is. But also how much the supporters are embracing and enjoying their European adventure.
And after the game West Ham star Noble lifted the lid on the incredible thing he heard while in his hotel room in Seville (whufc.com).
West Ham star Mark Noble lifts the lid on incredible thing he heard in Seville hotel
“We had a lot of fans here but from where we were sat in the dugout (on the opposite side of the pitch from the 3,000 West Ham supporters) they drowned them out because the crowd here was so loud,” Noble told whufc.com.
“But you know West Ham, away to Seville, to bring so many fans was incredible for them to come all this way and support us…
“Yeah, absolutely incredible (the West Ham fans).
“I was laying in my hotel room in the afternoon and I could hear them singing for two hours non-stop!
“I couldn’t even see the bar, but they’re fantastic.
“They deserve a trip like this and to come to places like this and support their team because certainly in my time as a player they’ve supported us through thick and thin so let’s hope it continues.”
West Ham really are massive, everywhere they go.
Let’s hope we can be the 12th man and make the difference on Thursday night.