West Ham star Mark Noble has explained that although he has not given up hope of representing England, it will be very difficult for him to break into the Three Lions squad for the European Championship in the summer.

The 28-year-old, who is yet to earn a senior cap for England, has been in decent form for the Hammers in the current campaign.

Noble’s three goals and four assists in 29 Premier League games this season presently sees the club in fifth spot with 50 points from 30 games.

There have been voices claiming that Noble should have been called up by England boss Roy Hodgson for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands on 26th and 29th March respectively.

But Noble, who is set to feature in his testimonial on Monday, wished his compatriots luck in the continental competition in France.


"To be honest with all the England speculation it was a good worry to have about a possible clash but it wasn't meant to be”, he said on Sky Sports News HQ earlier today.

"For the Euros maybe it's gone but I don't give up on England.

“It's a big tournament and I wish the lads all the best in the summer"

Noble, who has thus far massed more than 350 appearances in all competitions for West Ham, has represented England up to Under-21 level.