The winter break may have come at just the right time for West Ham given they are without a win in six and therefore need a chance to rest and regroup.
The postponement of their visit to Manchester City also prevented the chance for another defeat – and by a possibly demoralising scoreline given that they were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thumping earlier this season. Indeed, West Ham have been far from their best this season with 24 points from 25 league games, and so far David Moyes has been unable to inject new life into his players.
James Collins told BBC Radio 5 Live that things are far from content in the Hammers’ camp currently, and that means a break could have a positive effect.
“I was speaking to Mark Noble and he was like he’s living under a cloud, just mentally, not even the football. The physical side of it. Just mentally what they are going through every week those West Ham players.”
However, many West Ham supporters haven’t reacted well to Noble’s statement and have shown little sympathy towards their captain, arguing instead that the players haven’t worked hard enough.
Imagine how much rest they would need if they actually put some effort and work rate in
— Peter goulding ⚒ (@Goulding1Peter) February 10, 2020
Younger legs required
— malcolm robert brown (@malcolmrbrown53) February 10, 2020
Noble once again showing he’s not fit for the Captaincy
— Seb⚒ (@SebServe) February 10, 2020
If it’s all too much for them they can join me on a building site 6 days a week ⚒
— Mark Staines (@MarkStaines01) February 10, 2020
All this talk about Noble being knankered yet the premier league’s top scorer is 4 months older 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
— sean smith (@seansmi3214635) February 10, 2020
— mark (@sparky341) February 10, 2020
Not what you’d expect to hear from the club captain.
He needs replacing badly next season whatever division we are in
— Richard (@Richardod64) February 10, 2020
Well they will have absolutely no excuse now after a three week break from playing games.
— Dr Daniel Da Costa (@DrDanielDaCost1) February 10, 2020
What is your opinion on the matter West Ham fans? Do you understand Noble’s struggles or do you expect more from your skipper? Comment below!
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