Mark Noble says West Ham chairmen will want to kill him after FA Cup comment

The Hammers captain is keen to lift silverware in the club's final season at Upton Park.

He's skippered West Ham to the brink of the top four, an FA Cup semi-final and has a testimonial coming up next week, but Mark Noble is fearing the wrath of co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan over his latest comments.

Speaking to TalkSPORT's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Thursday, Noble reiterated his view of whether winning the FA Cup would top Champions League qualification.

The 29-year-old explained: "I've already said I'd prefer to lift the FA Cup... the chairmen will probably kill me for that comment!

"To lift silverware at the club again and have a couple of days out at Wembley in this season - the last at the Boleyn - would be very special."

The financial rewards of a top-four finish would far outweigh winning the FA Cup, but after a 36-year trophy drought in the latter competition Noble's comments are perhaps understandable.

The midfielder was not involved the last time the Hammers made the final - a penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool in 2006.

However, he did play in both of the club's successful play-off final appearances at the Millennium Stadium (2005) and Wembley (2012).

The east London side, who are fifth in the league - a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City - with eight games remaining, have never before qualified for the Champions League (or equivalent), but have appeared in what is now the Europa League on numerous occasions.

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