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Declan Rice reveals what's been said in brutally honest dressing room conversation after West Ham defeat to Everton

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Declan Rice reveals what's been said in brutally honest dressing room conversation after West Ham defeat to Everton

Declan Rice has revealed what’s been said in a brutally honest dressing room conversation after West Ham United’s defeat to Everton.

There is no hiding the fact it has been a woeful start to the season for West Ham.

Five defeats in seven games and just four points on the board so far means West Ham find themselves in the bottom three of the Premier League going into October.

And David Moyes is – for the first time since his return to the club – starting to face questions over his future.

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One man feeling the strain is West Ham captain Declan Rice.

After two years of huge progress and some unforgettable highs, Rice is facing the biggest test of his career to date.

Having formally taken over from Mark Noble as West Ham’s club captain, Rice must find a way to help inspire his teammates to get back to their best while trying to rediscover something like his own top form.

Neal Maupay consigned the Hammers to their latest loss in the 1-0 defeat at Everton.

Declan Rice reveals what’s been said in brutally honest dressing room conversation after West Ham defeat to Everton

It was a familiar story for West Ham as an inability to keep a clean sheet and profligacy when presentable chances come along costing them dear.

“We need to take more care,” Rice told West Ham TV when talking about some of the chances West Ham squandered.

“If you look at the quality we’ve got and the amount we give the ball away by making silly decisions, we can’t play like that.

“Us as players, we just spoke about that in there (the dressing room); we need to be better at keeping the ball, passing the ball and moving the ball.

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“I want the front players to play as freely as possible and feel like the best players in the world, but if we keep making the same mistakes and not learning, it will come back to haunt us. We did that in the first half and next thing they get a goal and hold on for the three points.

“Look, we need a reaction and we need it fast. The last two years have been incredible but they’re only memories now. We’re down the bottom of the table, which isn’t a good thing, so we need to pick ourselves up and get out of that. It’s down to us.”

Speaking after the game yesterday Moyes blamed his old guard for the defeat, saying they have let him down by allowing their standards to slide.

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