West Ham United star Declan Rice and 2020/2021 loanee Jesse Lingard have been included in England’s 33-man provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2020 – with many Hammers fans erupting as this ‘amazing news’ was confirmed this week.
Both men were arguable standouts for West Ham over a campaign which saw them qualify for the 2021/2022 Europa League.
Indeed, David Moyes’ men smashed expectations by securing sixth spot just one season after finishing a lowly 16th in 2019/2020.
Both Rice and Lingard were crucial cogs in that achievement, with the former starting 32 top flight matches and averaging the most interceptions per 90 out of any Irons player with more than 15 appearances (WhoScored).
Meanwhile, Lingard signed on loan from parent club Manchester United in January and racked up an incredible nine goals and four assists in just 16 starts for West Ham (WhoScored).
As a result, both men have been rewarded with a shot of making Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for the Euros which will be announced on 1 June.
West Ham fans, flocking to this update, had their say on the ‘amazing news’ – find all of their best verdicts from a social media down below.
West Ham fans praise Rice and Lingard provisional squad inclusion
“That is amazing news! Congratulations Declan and Jesse a well deserved honour to play for your country yet again”
“Great to see Rice & Lingard in the provisional England squad”
“Fair play to both of the boys. Fully deserved”
“Lingard through David Moyes showing faith in him makes the Euros, lets hope he returns the favour and shows faith in West Ham for the next chapter in his career, could be a very interesting match and maybe keep Rice on board.”
“Rice and JLingz to carry us to the final, inject it”
In other news: BBC pundit thrilled by this ‘brilliant news’ for West Ham, find out more here.
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