Noble - We are full of confidence

West Ham United captain Mark Noble is happy for the other teams in the Premier League to take all the headlines and hopes they can cause a major surprise at the end of the season.

The Hammers moved just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a memorable victory over London rivals Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Slaven Bilic's side have suffered just two defeats in their last 20 games and are full of confidence following consecutive league victories over Sunderland and Spurs.

Noble says he welcomes the likes of Leicester and Tottenham taking all the attention at the top of the table and hopes they can maintain their winning streak and push for a European spot come the end of the season.

Noble said: “Tottenham and Leicester are both having amazing seasons and we are going under the radar.

“That is the way we like it. We will keep grinding away and working hard and we are going to enjoy the Tottenham victory.

“We have got another tough away day when we face Everton on Saturday but we obviously go into the game with a lot of confidence.”

Noble has special praise for Michail Antonio who made it four goals in his last four matches at the Boleyn Ground and feels he is becoming one of the big stars in the Premier League this season.

Noble added: “Michail is a threat and he is a Premier League goalscorer. His confidence is through the roof at the moment and that is how we want to keep it.

“That was not a bad way for us to finish our last ever game against Spurs at the Boleyn Ground.

“We played really well on Wednesday night and defended so well. We obviously got a couple of injuries along the way.

“But I thought the lads dug in brilliant and Antonio has come up with another goal and it was a great header from a corner. We are slowly pushing up the table.”