Mark Noble: The only way for West Ham's players to approach life under Bilic

Mark Noble

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has explained how he feels the squad need to adjust to the changes happening at the club.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble told the club’s official website that the team just need to find a way to adapt under manager Slaven Bilic.

Bilic has had an opportunity to work with all sections of his squad ahead of the new season and adapting to life under a new manager is something that Noble has had to get used to throughout his career.

Noble suggests that it’s a real test of character for the team, as they look to build on the progress made under old manager Sam Allardyce.

“It’s been different but you’ve got to adapt. I’ve played under six managers at West Ham alone and you need to learn to adapt,” he told

“The training has been different. You need to get used to life to the new regime. We’ll see the test of character we have in the first four or five games in the new season.”

“We have to stay positive, it’s the best league in the world to play in and we cannot wait to kick off.”

Players under pressure

The players are under pressure to adapt and learn quickly because of how important it is for West Ham to get into a good early position in the Premier League.

Bilic is a very different manager to Sam Allardyce, with different ideas but he’s got enough experience and talent in the team to be able to adjust to new ideas quickly.

The danger for West Ham is that the top quality sides they are competing against on a weekly basis, will take advantage of any indecision or weakness they see in the team’s setup.

The good news in terms of the Premier League opener against Arsenal this weekend is that Bilic has already had a chance to get his ideas across in competitive Europa League games.

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