Mark Noble optimistic West Ham are turning corner

Mark Noble of West Ham United takes on Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

West Ham United are currently situated in the relegation zone in the Premier League.

West Ham United's English midfielder Mark Noble (L) applauds the fans at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium...

Mark Noble has told Sky Sports that he has been involved in dressing rooms where the atmosphere was much worse than it is amongst the West Ham dressing room right now, and insisted that he is noticing small changes that should lead to a change in form following David Moyes' arrival.

The Hammers currently find themselves second-bottom in the Premier League and are without a win since Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic as manager.

Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble of West Ham United look dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

However, there has been some reason for optimism since Moyes took over, with encouraging performances coming against Leicester and Manchester City - though they only managed to take one point from those two games - and Noble is insistent that he is sensing that a change is happening amongst the squad.

"What I will say is that it's been good under the new manager, he's set a stall out for how he wants to play. Some of the performances have been really good but the results haven't gone the way we wanted. You can slowly see it turning around. If you don't stick together you'll be in trouble," he told Sky Sports.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Manchester, England.

"I've been in dressing rooms where the atmosphere has been much worse. We've got a good bunch of honest players that it hasn't gone for them this season. I can see the small changes in the things we're doing that hopefully, the results turn around."

It will certainly be tough for West Ham to prove that they are starting to turn a corner however, with home games against Chelsea and Arsenal next on their fixture list.

But Moyes will be reminding his players of the spirit they showed to avoid going behind to Manchester City until the 83rd minute last weekend, and will be urging his squad to try and replicate the same sort of performance when they face the Blues and the Gunners.

With Noble insisting that the atmosphere is not as bad as it may seem from the outside, it may perhaps simply take one win to give the Hammers the confidence they need to start getting themselves out of trouble. 

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