West Ham United ace Declan Rice opened up on what the dressing room was like after our 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, when speaking to West Ham TV.

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The Hammers are a completely different prospect now under David Moyes.

West Ham are well-organised and well-drilled. We defend as a team and there will not be one single Premier League club who will relish playing against us anymore.

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Declan Rice with David Moyes (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

That in itself tells you all you need to know about the turnaround at West Ham.

Moyes deserves huge credit for how he has transformed the Hammers since taking over at the London Stadium in December 2019.

Declan Rice does as well. The 22-year-old has been absolutely monumental for West Ham.

His drive and determination is infectious and he is a real leader both on and off the pitch.


Declan Rice lifts lid on West Ham changing room scene after Man City defeat

The 22-year-old was superb at the Etihad on Saturday and he certainly didn’t deserve to end up on the losing team.

Rice spoke to West Ham TV and opened up on what the West Ham changing room was like after his side’s 2-1 defeat to City:

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Declan Rice and David Moyes (Photo by Richard Calver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“I thought you saw a different West Ham, one which was confident and really believed they could take it to City. We had so many good chances and it was one of those that when you come back to the changing room you’re gutted. I’m hurt and I’m gutted. To have got three points would have been unbelievable but to not get at least a point was so unlucky. A year ago we had games when we were good, then games when we were poor. Now you can see our performances week in, week out – we are leaving everything on the pitch. You saw Vlad Coufal at the end with his hands on his head. The lads were gutted in the changing room. Something’s really changed and things are improving.”

It is clear for the all the fans to see just how much this group of players care about the club.

The likes of Rice, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio leave absolutely everything on the pitch.

These are great times to be a West Ham fan. We finally have a team we can be really proud of.

And long may that continue!

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