Noble – We need to keep going

Mark Noble is determined for the Hammers to make their most of their massive week
Mark Noble says the Hammers are ready for the second game in their ‘massive’ week.

Following Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Arsenal, a place at Wembley is on the line on Wednesday night, when Slaven Bilic’s men play host to Manchester United in their Emirates FA Cup sixth round replay.

Noble would love nothing more than to lead his team out under the Wembley arch, especially as a good result against the Red Devils would set them up for the trip to league leaders Leicester City.

He said: “Our attention is on Manchester United, as we would love to give our fans a Wembley day out. Then we have the potential champions in Leicester next weekend. The team spirit is great and we just need to keep on going.

“I think Leicester will go on to win the league if they continue as they have been and so this week will be a tough one for us. We are still going to push for the Champions League. There are a lot of points still to play for.”

Noble was thrilled to see Andy Carroll score a quickfire hat-trick on Saturday and says an England call for this summer’s Euro 2016 is not out of the question.

He added: “Everybody knows what Andy is like, he is the best when the ball is in the box. When you cross the ball into him, he is simply unplayable at times. He should definitely be looked at for a place in the England squad. He’s been and done that before, but the most important thing is to keep him fit and he will help us out massively.

“We’ve got a great bunch of lads here. We were two down against a very good Arsenal side and it is fantastic to come back to be 3-2 up. At the moment, there are small margins that are making us draw games rather than winning them.”