David Moyes responded to reporters last night when asked about West Ham ace Declan Rice partaking in karaoke on Twitter.
Hammers hero Rice sung ‘Rice, Rice, Baby’ on Twitter a couple of nights ago as part of the new Sing Your Dialect karaoke craze.
The West Ham midfielder is the most important player David Moyes has at his disposal at the London Stadium.
The Hammers fans absolutely love the 22-year-old.
And that isn’t just because of his outstanding performances on the pitch but also his infectious, down to earth demeanour off of it.
Rice lived up to his name by performing ‘Rice, Rice, Baby’ on Twitter a couple of nights ago. The West Ham fans absolutely loved it. Moyes didn’t seem to be too interested, however.
David Moyes takes strong stance on Declan Rice karaoke
The Hammers boss has one priority and that is to get the best out of Dec on the pitch.
Moyes spoke to reporters last night and responded when asked if it is refreshing to see a footballer like Rice who isn’t ‘stage-managed’, as quoted by Football.London:
“I think that, first and foremost, I don’t do social media so maybe I’m the last person to ask about it. For me the most important thing is that Declan is a football player who prepares himself and dedicates himself to his job. I’m guessing he’s not planning to be a karaoke singer in the future. But overall, he’s really good, a great lad to have around. I know the point you’re putting over on that, so as long as he keeps it under control, I’m happy. I really want Declan to be talked about his football. That’s what I want him to be talked about. I’ve been asked a couple of questions about social media and what’s going on with that – the truth is I’m not really that interested. I’m only interested in how he performs for us, how he trains, all those things are far more important to me.”
Moyes is great at playing things down. He has always done it as a manager.
He probably joked with Rice about his karaoke performance behind closed doors.
The great thing about Rice is that he laughs and jokes around off the pitch but as soon as he steps on it he is a really fierce competitor, a completely different animal.
And as long as the 22-year-old keeps performing on the pitch, there is no reason why he can’t have a bit of fun off of it.