Noble wants England chance

Mark Noble hopes his performances for West Ham could see him finally called up to the England squad.

Last Updated: 24/02/14 at 16:58 Post Comment

Mark Noble: Hoping for England chance

Mark Noble: Hoping for England chance

Midfielder Mark Noble hopes his performances in West Ham's Barclays Premier League revival could see him finally called up to the England squad.

The 26-year-old impressed again as Sam Allardyce's men beat Southampton 3-1 at Upton Park on Saturday to record a fourth straight win which has lifted them up out of the relegation zone and into midfield.

Noble captained England Under-21s at the 2009 European Championships, where they reached the final, losing 4-0 to a Germany side which included the likes of midfielder Mesut Ozil, now with Arsenal, and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Kieran Gibbs, James Milner, Theo Walcott and Jack Rodwell have all gone on to play for the senior side, while Saints skipper Adam Lallana has been given his chance under Roy Hodgson , with defender Luke Shaw expected to get an opportunity for next month's friendly against Denmark.

Noble, though, accepts there is not much he can do other than continue to produce consistent results and wait for a phone call from the Football Association.

"I think I am playing the best football of my career right now as far as my all-round game is concerned - winning back the ball, starting us off to play," Noble said in the London Evening Standard.

"I have probably played as well as I ever have in 90 per cent of the games so far this season, but when you are losing it doesn't show.

"To be picked for my country is my ultimate goal, as it should be with any English player.

"The subject has come up a few times before and people have said when an international squad is about to be announced, 'you've definitely got a chance', but it hasn't happened.

"All I can do, though, is go out there every week and in training and try my hardest.

"Roy Hodgson hasn't spoken to me, but I will carry on enjoying what I do, working hard for the team and all being well one day I will get my chance."


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