Mark Noble shares his delight at amazing Juventus clash for West Ham

Mark Noble

The Italian giants will be one of the club's opponents in the Olympic Stadium this summer.

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has shared his delight that the club will play Juventus this summer, in comments given to the club’s official website.

The Italian giants are set to be one, if not the first, opponent that the Hammers will face at the new Olympic Stadium next season.

It will be the first time the two sides have ever met, as the Old Lady travels to England to take part in the 2016 Betway Cup.

It is set to be an exciting occasion to kick off a new era for West Ham at their new stadium, and Noble is convinced it will be a special for both him and the fans.

“It's amazing,” he told whufc.com. “To have the Old Lady, as you call them, here will be special. I know the place will be sold out no doubt as it will be the first game here, and I can't wait!

“We couldn't ask for a bigger club. They have won their league for the last three or four years. It will be special for Angelo [Ogbonna], too.”

For now, Slaven Bilic’s side must maintain their focus on the Premier League and ensure they can finish as high as possible.

A top four place is not mathematically out of the question yet, as they sit sixth in the table and eight points behind Arsenal, with a crucial game in hand.

Admittedly it is unlikely they will make it, but a strong end to the campaign could see West Ham slip in, and if not a place in the Europa League would be a fine prize for an impressive campaign.

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