West Ham captain Mark Noble has claimed that this season has been the toughest of his club career.
The 29-year-old has come under criticism this season as the Hammers have failed to build upon the impressive displays that they delivered last season during which they finished seventh.
Noble was a big part of the team’s successes last season which led to calls for him to be included in England’s Euro 2016 squad. However he has had contrasting fortunate this season.
He said, “This has been the toughest yet because last season went by in a sort of a haze, a dream.
“This season we’ve had the move to the new stadium and a new training ground, we’ve had the Dimitri Payet situation and we lost Andy Carroll, Aaron Creswell and Manuel Lanzini [to injury] in pre-season.”
Since making his professional debut with the East London club in 2004, Noble has experienced many things including relegation, so he will back himself up to regain form.