Craig Bellamy sends wake-up call to West Ham captain Mark Noble

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5, 2017 in...

Craig Bellamy has made a surprise judgement on his former West Ham United teammate Mark Noble

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5, 2017 in...

West Ham skipper Noble has come under intense criticism for his performances in the last 18 months and was booed off after being substituted in the 4-1 drubbing at home to Liverpool last time out.

That defeat cost likeable manager Slaven Bilic his job and the Croatian was quickly replaced by David Moyes in the Hammers hot seat.

Fans and pundits have been critical of West Ham's players since the change of manager accusing them of being lazy and taking their foot off the pedal.

It was also noted that none of the current squad had spoken on social media or in the press to wish Bilic well since his departure.

Mark Noble and Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United host a press conference for children during a West Ham United family fun day at London Stadium on February 15, 2017 in London,...

The topic was debated on Sky Sports' The Debate this week where Geoff Shreeves noted that captain Noble had publicly supported the manager in the past.

Another former Hammers captain Steve Lomas described Noble as a 'proper geezer'.

And Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard also defended Noble after the defeat to the Reds last weekend saying he deserved more respect because he has 'sacrificed his career for the club'.

But the fact he is a home-grown Hammer cuts little ice with Craig Bellamy who was critical of his old Hammers teammate.

West Ham's English Midfielder Mark Noble (C) celebrates with Welsh Striker Craig Bellamy after scoring a penalty during their FA Cup 3rd Round match against Barnsley at Upton Park in...Noble and Bellamy embrace during their time together at West Ham

"I love Nobes, honestly, loved him, loved him as a person," Bellamy told The Debate.

"But he needs to do more. He needs to do more as a player as well at the present moment.

"There's a lot of them at the moment getting affected (by the malaise). It's all very well you can talk and hold meetings but you've got to take care of your performance as well.

"You've got to start leading on the pitch, not just off it."

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