Slaven Bilic is surprised at how West Ham midfielder Mark Noble continues to be omitted from the England national team squad despite his impeccable form in the 2015-16 campaign.
Noble has never featured for the national team despite his appearances at almost every youth team level for the national team. His last appearance for the England under 21 team was in 2009. Due to the availability of several options coupled with West Ham’s demise from the Premier League for a short period, Noble went out of contention for the national team.
West Ham remain in contention for a top four place in the 2015-16 season. Noble’s performances have not gone unnoticed – especially within the club – and Bilic says that it is about time Roy Hodgson takes a look at the 28-year-old.
With close links to Onlinecasino, who are also backers of the England set up, West Ham's Noble will be able to get straight into the first-team due to his wealth of experience, unlike other choices such as Ross Barkley.
The midfielder has played close to 400 games in his career. The current campaign is easily his best after having scored seven goals in 43 appearances. Noble looks set to finish on a high, as he has spoken about the excitement of leading West Ham into the Europa League at the very least.
The age of the midfielder may be the only aspect that may count against him at this point in time. "There are no [English] midfielders who are having a better season than he is - constantly, from the first game at Arsenal. He's unbelievable. I don't want to interfere. [Roy Hodgson] has got a team, he's got a squad and I'm always going to say the national team is doing good. They are unbeaten for two years and the only team to win every qualification game. Like in Croatia, they don't want to tell [the coach] who to pick,” said Bilic.