Declan Rice is one that West Ham fans are keen to see stick around for a while. The young defender has been one of The Irons best players this season, adapting to a position in central midfield with relative ease. The club now don’t play until the 20th October against Spurs, and Rice has outlined that facing Spurs is always a massive game, to the delight of the supporters.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 8 October 2018
Last season was a mixed bag when The Hammers faced Spurs. The first encounter between the sides ending 3-2 in Tottenham’s favour when the Lilywhites came to the London Stadium, however, just weeks later The Hammers had their revenge when they came from two goals behind to beat the Lilywhites 3-2 at Wembley in the Carabao Cup 4th round. Then, in the second Premier League game between the sides, it finished one apiece at Wembley.
This season, Rice and co will be desperate to overcome The Lilywhites in the league and in the Carabao Cup, as they’ve been drawn to face their rivals twice in eleven days. The fans, though, will be hoping their star man, Declan Rice can have signed a new contract by then with his comments about Tottenham only helping his cause as the West Ham faithful love having the young superstar in their ranks. The only way he can elevate himself further with the fans would be if he could score a winner in one of their meetings with Tottenham.
You can read The Hammers’ verdict on Rice’s comments and calls for him to be given a new deal here:
Top man Declan said like a true hammer
— Hammer Mark (@HammerMark1) October 9, 2018
GIVE THE MAN HIS DEAL!
— Martyn Yeldham (@martyny1970) October 8, 2018
Sign him up!!
— Hammers Brasil (@hammers_br) October 8, 2018
Sign him up!
— Chris (@monsiuerrehbee) October 8, 2018
EVERY GAME IS MASSIVE- attitude should be the same wether we are playing the Dog & Duck or Barcelona !! Your attitude is spot on though. Captain materiel
— DAVE G #IRONS (@D_G_00DYWHUFC) 9 October 2018
Saw this notification and thought it was a new deal. Don’t do this!!!
— Paul Whitlock (@pwhitters) October 8, 2018
The Hammers are desperate to see Rice extend his stay at The London Stadium and will hope he can mark it with a couple of wins against The Lilywhites.
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