Noble says West Ham will not underestimate Sunderland

West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates after the match

Having returned to winning ways at Crystal Palace, West Ham United's next game is against bottom of the league Sunderland.

West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates after the match

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has insisted that his teammates and the fans do not underestimate Sunderland, speaking to Sky Sports at a Hawes and Curtis event, the club's official tailor.

The Hammers returned to winning ways at Selhurst Park on Saturday, and have what looks like the easiest game they could hope for on paper coming up next, but Noble remains wary of their next opponents.

Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon in action with West Ham United's Mark Noble

"It's really important that we don't turn up and the fans don't turn up and think it's Sunderland, they're bottom of the league, we're going to win," Noble told Sky Sports.

"It doesn't work like that in this league, you have to really earn your points."

The Black Cats head to the London Stadium bottom of the Premier League with just two points to their name as new boss David Moyes continues to search for his first league win as Sunderland boss.

West Ham's Mark Noble in action with Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon

West Ham's woes at their new ground could give the Wearside club hope of a victory on Saturday, but Noble has given a reminder to his team, the fans and Sunderland that the Hammers cannot underestimate the Black Cats.

Manuel Lanzini's goal gave West Ham a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, lifting them out of the bottom three, and another win on Saturday could really get Slaven Bilic's side's season going.

While it has been difficult at home for West Ham, a weak and frail Sunderland side could be the perfect team to host at the London Stadium, providing they approach the game in the right way and do not expect to win before even stepping onto the pitch.

West Ham United's Mark Noble arrives before the game

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