It’s seemingly becoming a regular occurrence for West Ham fans now to see Declan Rice called up to the England squad, and the 21-year-old midfielder is again back with the Three Lions this month.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 7, 2019
The 6 foot 1 West Ham star was called up yet again to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming international games against Montenegro and Kosovo (per the FA’s official website), with Rice retaining his place in the team despite the Hammers suffering some fairly poor form in October that saw the east London side fail to win a single game (per BBC Sport).
And it is because of this form that made West Ham fans on social media confused as to why Rice still kept his spot in the England team, with the defensive midfielder playing every minute in October, as stats from Transfermarkt show, that saw the Hammers slip to 13th in the Premier League table (per the Premier League’s official website).
Here’s what some West Ham fans had to say about Rice’s England call-up on Twitter, with a few supporters confused as to why the defensive midfielder had been named in the Three Lions squad for this month…
Undeserved. Needs a rest.
— tramar lacell dillard (@tramarwhu) November 7, 2019
Fair play lad, not sure he deserved it as much this time though
— OT (@OwenTaylor27) November 7, 2019
On his recent form?
— nobbly bobbly (@contact400) November 7, 2019
Hé needs to have an outstanding game,otherwise he’ll lose his spot
— Colin keenan (@colinkeenan71) November 8, 2019
Think i’m regretting buying my tickets now £65 to watch Rice & Henderson play together in midfield
— Conor Terry (@ConorTerry1) November 7, 2019
Wonder why rice is in the England team and Hayden isn’t.
— callum sims (@callumsims6) November 7, 2019
West Ham fans, was Southgate wrong to call up Rice for this international break? Let us know!
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