Mark Noble hits back at Man City star Fabian Delph and detractors over West Ham comments

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 United captain Mark Noble has hit back at Manchester City' Fabian Delph and other detractors over recent comments.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham look to be on an upward curve after an encouraging performance in a 2-1 defeat to champions-elect Manchester City was followed by a brilliant 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Both performances were built on solid team shape and hard work, something West Ham have been sorely lacking over the last 18 months.

But detractors, including Man City's Fabian Delph, have also accused the Hammers of negative football.

City player Fabian Delph in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Speaking after the game against West Ham last week, Delph said: "It was difficult, teams seem to come here and get every man behind the ball, not interested in anything but parking the bus," as reported by the likes of The Express.

But now home grown skipper Noble has hit back telling Delph to live in the real world in an interview with the Evening Standard.

"What annoys me is you get people saying that you showed no ambition," Noble told the Evening Standard.

"Okay, we open up and play expansive football against Chelsea and you get beaten 5-0.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and A.F.C. Bournemouth at the...

“We can’t spend £80million on a player so somehow you have to find a way of beating these big teams.

“We have to level it up somehow and that is by hard work and having a game plan which we executed brilliantly."

Noble makes a good point, people need to remember not everyone can be like Man City and go out and spend unlimited funds and wages on recruiting the best players in world football.

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