Noble - No Hammers split
Midfielder Mark Noble has rejected suggestions of a dressing room divide at West Ham.
Last Updated: 07/04/10 5:16pm
Mark Noble has rejected suggestions of a dressing room divide at West Ham as Gianfranco Zola's side battle to preserve their Premier League status.
The Hammers snapped their miserable six-game losing run with a battling point away to Everton on Sunday but are just one point above third from bottom Hull City, who have the benefit of a game in hand.
A very public spat between co-owner David Sullivan and manager Zola in the wake of the dismal home defeat by Wolves suggested all was not well at Upton Park.
But midfielder Noble insists the squad are united in their desire to drag the East London club away from their currently perilous position.
"None of us want to be in this situation, we are proud of who and what we play for. We know what we have to do for the rest of the season," Noble said on the club's official website.
We are one
"We have got a bit of spirit. [The point at Everton] shows we can come back.
"We are a group. We are one changing room. Everyone is positive. We all get on well and it is not a split camp.
"We are a team and it is the team that is going to get us out of trouble.
"We have really shown what we can do. The boys are happy, the manager is happy but we have got another home game coming up and we have to win that."
West Ham welcome Sunderland to Upton Park at the weekend and must also tackle UEFA Champions League hopefuls Liverpool and Manchester City in the closing weeks of the season.
"We want three points and then to go to Liverpool and give them a tough game," Noble added.
"We know that Anfield is a tough place, but we got a point there last year and can do it again."