West Ham United Skipper, Mark Noble has stated that new signing, Joao Mario is the perfect man for West Ham United after the Portuguese midfielder dazzled in his impressive full Premier League debut in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
The English veteran believes that their new buy will only get better under their Manager, David Moyes as he looks forward to an exciting partnership between Joao Mario, Marko Arnautovic, and Manuel Lanzini when the latter two returns from injury.
In his words: “To me, it seems Joao Mario isn’t going to be fazed by anything,” said the skipper. “You get the feeling when someone is quite relaxed and you could also see on Tuesday that he doesn’t mind putting his foot in and getting a bump.
“The Portuguese are normally quite tough and I think he’s going to suit our football well and on Tuesday we needed him.
“With Marko and Manu, they’re clever players and you could see the clever little pass he gave Chicharito for the penalty. The further we get him up the pitch, he’s going to score goals as well.”
As talisman, Arnautovic and Lanzini are still yet to recover from their injuries, Joao Mario and Captain, Mark Noble will be given the nod to continue in West Ham’s midfield when they visit Brighton this weekend.
Noble continued: “It’s important that we win on Saturday, but I think all the matches are important against the teams we have around us. We need to carry on the momentum we’ve got, keep the spirit of not losing games, because that’s really important, because if you don’t lose them then you’re going to keep picking up points.
“We need to keep picking up points, because the more you do that, the closer you’ll get to that 40-point mark and I’m sure the gaffer agrees that, having come in when we were really struggling, the main aim was to keep us in the Premier League.
“We are sitting in mid-table, but it’s only by four or five points, so we need to keep chipping away and picking up points and hopefully we can win a couple of games.
“I think it’ll probably be less than 40 points to stay up, with the way the league is this season, but we must 100 percent have won games by the end of the season, because we want to be away from that and looking forward.” He concluded.