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West Ham captain Noble: Incredible my last season will finish like this

West Ham captain Mark Noble is excited about their Europa League chances.

All eyes are on Thursday night as the Hammers host Eintracht Frankfurt in their first European semi-final since 1976.

Having experienced relegations, promotions and the toxic and tumultuous move from Upton Park, the 34-year-old can hardly believe how his West Ham career is ending.

"Even what has happened up until this stage, for my last season, to do what we have done [has been incredible]," Noble told the London Evening Standard.

"Even if you take the Europa League out of it, we have beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time in 15 years, [beaten] Man City at home in the cup on penalties and then I've played a lot in the Europa League games myself.

“I've been involved in most of them so it has been an amazing last season for me. It would be nice to go out on a high."

Is Noble allowing thoughts to drift ahead towards a potential final in Seville?

"Of course you do. The people who say they don't are liars because it happens naturally in your head, the thought of winning the Europa League," he said. “But there are three games to go so we take care of Thursday first. Then obviously we play Arsenal and then Frankfurt away, so it's a massive couple of weeks."

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