Noble: West Ham A Happy Place Since Payet Left

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Ever since Dimitri Payet left West Ham for Marseille, Mark Noble says the club has been a happier place.

Payet returned to Marseille for £ 25 million after telling Slaven Bilic he no longer wants to play for the club.

West Ham have won three of their four matches since his departure and Noble says the players are more settled since the frenchman left.

“Obviously we were gutted. The manager, as you saw from his press conference, was obviously gutted as well,” the West Ham captain told Sky Sports News HQ.

“He had a massive impact on our team because he was a big player in the changing room. The players loved him and would do anything for him.

“It got a bit disjointed and it was a tough time for all of us. But it has become a happy place again. I think it was on the manager’s chest and mind.

“He didn’t want to get rid of Dimi, but he wanted to get rid of the situation. Obviously we had to deal with all of that and the best way to do that was by winning games, that’s what we’ve done.”



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