West Ham United captain Mark Noble has issued a rallying cry to supporters ahead of this weekend’s clash with Stoke City, claiming that the London Stadium finally feels like home.
The Hammers have not found things easy since moving from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Park over the summer, with disappointing results commonplace, but a dramatic EFL Cup victory over Chelsea has helped the side finally settle.
Ahead of this weekend’s clash, Noble told the Hammers’ official website that the London Stadium is finally starting to feel like home and that they’re aiming for a positive result this weekend to continue their revival:
“We have made the big move into London Stadium and it was going to take time to get used to our new surroundings, but the victory over Chelsea has really made it feel like home and I am really pleased about that.
“We have beaten Bournemouth, Sunderland and Chelsea at home and have not really struggled despite what some reports have said. We have to deal with that and hopefully get another victory against Stoke.”
With Stoke winning three Premier League games in a row to climb out of the relegation spots, and West Ham losing last weekend to Everton, a tough fixture awaits the Hammers this weekend but a positive result could prove to be the catalyst for better fortunes.
The defeat to Everton was West Ham’s only loss in the month of October, with the Hammers winning three of their four games prior to the beating at Goodison Park, and they’ll look to continue that form through to November.