Declan Rice has been speaking about Mark Noble’s influence on him and the friendship the two share.
The respect that the 20-year-old England international feels towards his captain is clear from what he says:
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 14, 2019
Many West Ham fans have also developed a love and respect for Noble, as he has become a club icon during the 474 games he has played in claret and blue, as per Transfermarkt.
He has been doubted in the past, though the 32-year-old is still an integral part of the Hammers team, having started 6 Premier League matches, after returning from injury, as per WhoScored.
In that time, he has got 1 goal, completed 85.9% of his passes, while averaging 1.3 tackles, 0.7 key passes, 0.7 dribbles and 0.5 interceptions per game.
Noble has cemented his legacy at West Ham throughout the years and continues to make an impact, meaning that he has managed to keep the love of many Hammers fans.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the comment can be seen below:
Man is simply legendary…History will remember Mark Noble….Stories will be told…In a thousand years time humanity will remember the great Mark Noble….
— Aktolgalı (@Imran75598389) October 14, 2019
Noble is great
— Nita Bardhi (@BardhiNita) October 14, 2019
Noble in the England squad please
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) October 14, 2019
Every fan in this generation won’t see another Mark Noble at West Ham; one club man who stays at the club amidst promotions, relegations, managerial changes, Stadium changes and fan unrest. Never once looked to leave and is proud to captain the club. Class player.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) October 13, 2019
I do feel that once he retires, the club will go backwards. It’ll be a long time before we get another player who truly knows what it means to play for West Ham. You can’t teach passion and dedication.
— (@LedZepEdd) October 13, 2019