West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble comments on Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Norwich City at London Stadium on August 31,...

West Ham United forward Andriy Yarmolenko opened his goalscoring account for the season two weekends' ago.

West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates at the end of the game during the Premier League match between Watford FC and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on August 24, 2019 in Watford, United...

Mark Noble has told West Ham United’s official website that he thought Andriy Yarmolenko struggled in pre-season as he found the demands ‘tough’.

Yarmolenko missed a sizeable chunk of last campaign for West Ham with injury, but the Ukranian has played his way back into contention now.

The £17.5 million signing (Sky Sports) scored in West Ham’s last game before the international break, as he helped them pick up a victory over Norwich City.

And Noble is pleased to see his teammate get back to his best, after what was a difficult pre-season for him.


"He started off really well for the club and got a couple of goals, but then he got that injury. No matter what, even if you’re injured for two weeks, you don’t feel a part of it as you’re not out there training with the lads, and he has suffered,” Noble said.

“He’s had a whole summer to think about it and pre-season was hard for him to get up to speed, but I thought he looked really good, and for him to get his goal, the whole team was really pleased and buzzing that he managed to do that.”

West Ham’s win over Norwich was highly impressive as they looked solid at the back and a threat going forward.

Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on October 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have now gone unbeaten since an opening day hammering from Manchester City, and seem to be clicking into gear.

Yarmolenko could be set to feature regularly for West Ham this term, with Michail Antonio out injured and Grady Diangana sent out on loan.

West Ham’s next match comes against Aston Villa on Monday evening.

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