Mark Noble : I Want To Push For Europe
Mark Noble, who played in England U21's win yesterday, is interviewed in this month's FourFourTwo. Here's a taster,
Strengths - Passing and tackling. I used to try a few more skills when I broke into the team but I've developed into a holding midfielder these days. I reckon it's my best position now. I play a bit like - Steven Gerrard or Paul Scholes. They're the guys I've always looked up to.
Highlights - I'm only 20 but I've had a few highlights already. I played 20 minutes in the FA Cup Final but to stay up last season when no one thought we could was amazing.
Lowlights - losing the FA Cup at the last gasp was horrible and that T*tenham game when we lost 4-3 was really shattering, too. But the worse part of my career so far has been having to cope with injury and not being selected in the team. I hate to miss out.
Best player played with - Last season Carlos Tevez was amazing.
Biggest influence - Teddy Sheringham has always been there with advice. I count him as a friend - though I stay out of his card schools. My dad was another big factor in my progress. He's been there from the moment I first kicked a ball.
In five years time... - I want to break into the senior squad for England and push for Europe with West Ham. That, and stay healthy.