West Ham skipper Mark Noble is happy to abandon super-slick football played by the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid and win ugly tonight against Huddersfield.
Noble is desperate to help under-fire Slaven Bilic’s side snatch their first win of the season when they host the Terriers at the London Stadium. If you want last minute tickets for the match, why not try out our friends at Football TicketPad, they have all the best games.
Bilic’s beleaguered outfit sit bottom of the Premier League table after three defeats on the road and go into their first home game of the campaign knowing their opponents are full of confidence.
Boss David Wagner has overseen a successful start to the season for newly-promoted Town yet Noble, who is poised to make his 293rd appearance for the club, knows a victory is crucial to kick-start the season.
He said: “We’ve spoken about those three games, and we have worked hard to put things right on the training pitch. Our season starts again tonight, really.
“If I am being honest, all that matters to us at the minute is winning football games. I’ve said it many times before and I’m not going to stop saying it!
“It doesn’t matter if we play like Barcelona or Real Madrid, because if we lose then how we played is not important when you consider the position we find ourselves in.
“If we were safely in mid-table, in top form or coming to the end of the season, then maybe we could say ‘performances are just as important as results’, but at present our results are the be-all and end-all.”
Talking to the club’s match day programme, he added: “It’s going to be great to lead the team out in front of more than 50,000 of our fantastic fans tonight. I want to say thank you to our amazing away fans, who have travelled more than a thousand miles already this season, spent a lot of money and obviously not watched us play great football.
“I’d say to our fans, ‘Please give it your all and get behind the lads tonight. We want to make this place a fortress this season and you can play a massive part in helping us do just that’.”