Noble upbeat despite defeat
West Ham United,
Mark Noble believes West Ham's players and fans have no reason to be unduly concerned about Saturday's 3-0 reversal to Swansea.
The Hammers midfielder is convinced they won't suffer many defeats like that again this season, highlighting individual mistakes and wastefulness in front of goal as key factors in the final outcome.
Noble is keen to move on, from what was in effect, just a bad day at the office at the Liberty Stadium and is already focusing his efforts on their next Premier League test against Fulham at Upton Park on Saturday.
Last season's Player of the Year is certain confidence won't be dented either as that was only their second defeat in 23 matches dating back to January 31.
Noble said: "We went to Swansea on Saturday to win the game and I said to the fellas that we only lost because of the mistakes and nothing else.
We started really well. We knew Swansea like to pop it about and really play football and we stopped that early doors, but then we obviously let in two silly goals. Apart from those goals, I don't think they had another clear chance in the first half. We had an uphill task after that.
"It was a frustrating game because they kept the ball so well in the second half that we couldn't really press them well enough. Being 2-0 up, they didn't really need to score another goal so they just kept it and made us run. That sort of football is hard work.
"We have got to look forward now. We have another home game to look forward to and we've got to win that one.
"We're not used to losing games after last season, so it hurts that little bit more. We need to pick ourselves up, forget about it and look forward to the next one."