Declan Rice has been named in the England squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland [West Ham United FC Official].
Of course, the 22-year-old midfielder is fresh from a summer of epic proportion with the Three Lions, after playing a key part in their run to the EURO 2020 final against Italy, where they agonisingly lost on penalties [BBC].
Within this tournament run, Rice made 28 ball recoveries and ten tackles, cultivating his reputation as one of the best young midfielders in Europe [UEFA EURO 2020].
Does Declan Rice deserve his England call-up?
Now, he looks set to make an impact on the international stage again after being selected in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad, where he could potentially make his 25th England appearance [West Ham United FC Official].
In light of this news, no wonder loads of West Ham United diehards took to social media to congratulate their player on his latest feat.
West Ham United FC fans react:
Replying to the West Ham United official Twitter account, here is what some fans had to say about the call-up, with one supporter hailing the youngster as a ‘machine’.
“England’s best player in my book”
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