Noble makes an admission over the style of play at West Ham

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble feels it will take time for the players to get used to a new way of playing.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has told the club’s official website that he feels it’s important the club can embrace different styles of play throughout the season.

The midfielder was asked a question over the club’s brand of possession based football under manager Slaven Bilic, with two very different performances so far this season against Arsenal and Leicester City.

“Of course it’ll take a while to get used to the new system. First game of the season, away at Arsenal we had nothing to lose, we could go for it and then run on adrenalin. Saturday was a good lesson for the season,” he told

“We need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. As a seasoned Premier League player you know these things can happen.”

Consistency the key

As Noble suggests, the opening game of the season against Arsenal was a little unique because of the adrenaline involved and the occasion of the first game.

However, the Hammers now need to work on producing a very consistent style in their performances, which should help them to be effective and secure the right results.

Bilic will still be getting to know some of his players and vice versa and it will be difficult for the team to play effectively if there are constant mixed messages over the way the manager wants his team to play.

Next up for the Hammers is a home game against Bournemouth where the side should be looking to get on the ball, control possession and give fans a bullet proof display of the sort of football they will enjoy over the coming months.

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