Mark Noble says that he has not given up hope of featuring for the England national team. The 28-year-old has played in almost every level of youth national team.
However, he has not been able to feature for the senior team even once in his career. This comes as a major surprise given that Noble has been one of the consistent performers for West Ham since his debut in 2004. As one of the experienced Premier League names, Roy Hodgson may decide to call upon the West Ham star for the upcoming Euro 2016. This is due to a number of injuries especially in the midfield.
The latest squad announced by the England manager for the friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands does not feature Noble once again. However, the West Ham United midfielder is unconcerned about this aspect and says that he still believes that a door will open for him in the future. Time, though, is fast running out for the player at 28. Noble’s inclusion to the national team has been supported by names like Tony Gale, who is a former West Ham star. In the past, England have been able to get performances out of Scott Parker, who is similar in playing style to Noble.
“I don’t give up, for sure. For the Euros, probably – yes, actually – but for England, I don’t give up. It’s not just about me, it’s about a lot of very, very good players – top players – who have got a tournament to go and win in the summer,” said the midfielder.”What could he have brought to the England squad? He’s got a calmness about him. He’s a great passer of the ball and he’s added to the repertoire with a couple of spectacular goals,” said Gale in support of Noble’s inclusion.