Mark Noble says West Ham United need to ‘top off a fantastic week’ with a Premier League victory at Stoke City.
The Hammers head to the bet365 Stadium on the back of a victory over champions Chelsea and deserved draw with Arsenal at London Stadium.
Now, the captain has challenged his team to make it seven points in as many days by beating Mark Hughes’ side in the Potteries.
“We needed results and the last two we got against two of the best teams in the league,” he said. “It’s been fantastic, but now we have to go and beat Stoke away.
“They’re in a similar position to us and we need to get three points there, and it would top off a fantastic week.”
It’s been fantastic, but now we have to go and beat Stoke away
While West Ham’s improved showings against the Premier League’s big guns have seen positivity spread around Rush Green, Noble knows that will mean nothing if they come up short at Stoke.
And, with winnable games to follow against Newcastle United, AFC Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion, the No16 is hoping to celebrate a happy Christmas.
“I would agree [the next two games are bigger than the three we’ve just had]. We need to pick up some more points and keep clean sheets, and try to score some goals.
“It is going to be a battle but I think anywhere from ninth or tenth downwards, if you get a couple of wins, you’re back up with them. This league, at the minute, is so tight, but we’re looking a lot stronger. If we can keep that form going into these couple of games I’m sure we will be fine.”
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