On a night where one England player won their 50th cap in the form of Jordan Henderson, West Ham fans were absolutely buzzing as Declan Rice won his second cap, and did it by completing his full England debut away to Montenegro. The youngster was sublime for the Three Lions, and the Hammers have been lauding him a hero.
Loved my first week away with @England. Special way to top it off getting my full competitive debut tonight in such a great performance from all the lads. Already looking forward to the summer pic.twitter.com/ysSJuvNB6a
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) 25 March 2019
Should Declan Rice act good on his love for West Ham and stay with them despite the obvious interest that has been generated by his superb performances then there is almost no doubting that he will be the man to take the captain’s armband from Mark Noble when he gives it up. There really is no better candidate for it either, as the defensive midfielder has proven to be a class act.
Both on and off the pitch it seems everyone loves Rice, and if he can keep improving at the rate he currently is then he’ll go on and make at least another 100 appearances for his country, so these first two this week against the Czech Republic and Montenegro are almost certainly just the start of what will be a long, successful career in international football.
You can read the Hammers’ thoughts on Rice here:
Cool, calm & composed. The first of many full games for England mate.
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) 25 March 2019
Top performance Declan. So chilled and commanding. Congratulations
— Kevin (@kevin_lock1) 25 March 2019
Well played Declan, just like your usual self out there last Night. Such a composed & mature performance. #westhamfamily
— Adrian Smith (@adiesmith64) 26 March 2019
— Ironwork Tours (@IronworkTours) 25 March 2019
‘He should opt for Ireland, won’t get in England team’ they said!
Well done Declan, superb throughout. You should be very proud having represented your Country with such distinction this week.
Many more Caps to come. Enjoy the journey!
— 3Stripe (@3Stripe_) 26 March 2019
Proud to have this lad at West ham, haven’t been able to say that too often in my lifetime
— Rob (@RomCoolAirCon) 25 March 2019
Well played fella. Did us proud.
— jim wicks (@jimwicks1968) March 25, 2019
Great 1st start for @England hope you have many more to follow. Peace
— Billy Bonds Claret & Blue Army (@Smackit0) March 26, 2019
The Irons simply cannot get enough of Declan Rice and will hope the defensive midfielder can kick on to become an England hero as well as a West Ham one.
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