Search

Noble: I can be West Ham's Gerrard

PUBLISHED: 18:18 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 October 2010

Mark Noble has outlined his ambition to become West Ham's answer to Steven Gerrard and help the Hammers challenge for trophies

By JONATHAN CLEGG

Mark Noble has outlined his ambition to become West Ham's answer to Steven Gerrard and help the Hammers challenge for trophies.

England ace Gerrard was the inspiration behind Liverpool's 3-0 win at the Boleyn Ground last weekend as his first-half double kept the Reds in the Premier League title hunt.

The Liverpool skipper's dominant display earned praise from opposite number Noble, who hailed Gerrard as the top midfielder in world football.

And the 22-year-old hopes to emulate the Kop idol by becoming a homegrown club legend and developing into an England star.

He said: "Steven Gerrard is the best in my eyes, even given the praise he does get, I still don't think he gets enough.

"As well as the fantastic brain he's got, he's strong, he's quick and powerful. He's got everything and if I can be nearly as good as him then I'll be pleased.

"Everyone wants to be that good. He's one of the best in Europe and with the goals he scores, he's just the best.

"That's the thing I'd like to add to my game. I'm okay at everything else, tackling and passing, but I'd like to score a few more goals and hopefully I can do that next season."

West Ham's heavy defeat has dented the club's European hopes after they slipped behind Spurs and Fulham in the race for a Europa League berth.

But Noble remains optimistic that the Hammers can win their two remaining matches this season and crown a season of progress under new boss Gianfranco Zola by claiming seventh place.

West Ham travel to Everton this weekend before a home match against relegation candidates Middlesbrough on the final day of the campaign and Noble reckons a return of six points will clinch European qualification.

"It's still possible, but with two games left we certainly need the six points," Noble said.

"Obviously Fulham are doing fantastic at the moment and they've been consistent. I think that's paid off for them and they picked up a big win against Aston Villa [last weekend].

"We've got Everton and Middlesbrough now and we're looking to win both of those games. If we can do that then we'll be there or thereabouts.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed he spoke with former O’s striker and now Stevenage boss Alex Revell frequently during the original Covid-19 lockdown as they now go head-to-head this weekend.

Wed, 14:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is feeling confident after two big wins to correct their slow start to the new Essex Senior League season.

Wed, 12:00

Wapping men secured a 4-2 victory over Bromley and Beckenham to make it three consecutive wins in the Conference East League.

Wed, 09:27

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘pleased’ for his squad to bounce back to winning ways as they put in a much-better team performance.

Tue, 22:36

League Two: Tranmere Rovers 0 Leyton Orient 1

Tue, 15:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s comeback away to rivals Tottenham and believes Fulham is the next big test with Manchester City and Liverpool on the horizon.

Mon, 14:00

West Ham Women are wearing pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month much to the delight of attacker Rachel Daly who holds the cause close to her heart.

PROMOTED CONTENT

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser