Declan Rice has shared a message of gratitude for the West Ham United fans.
The Hammers away support is widely regarded to be the very best in the country.
We travel absolutely everywhere in our numbers come rain, sleet or snow…as was the case on Sunday at the Etihad for our game against Manchester City.
When West Ham were relegated in the early 2000’s and then again in 2010, we took up our away allocations week in week out as well as selling out consistently at Upton Park.
Declan Rice praises the West Ham fans to the hilt
The 22-year-old is absolutely adored at the London Stadium by the fans, his teammates and David Moyes.
It seems as though the feeling is mutual.
Rice spoke to WHUFC.com and responded when asked his thoughts on the 3,000 away fans who made the trip to the Etihad on Sunday:
“I feel like, with West Ham, if they’d said we were playing today’s game in Scotland, they’d have been there, all 3,000 of them! I feel like they’ve had some tough luck recently with the trains. I think there were some problems at Aston Villa and it was obviously difficult for them to get up there and here, but they want to see the team they love go out and perform and we really appreciate it as players. You know what my relationship is like with the fans, I really love them and everything they do for me. Hearing them sing my name, it really does give me the confidence to go and play. They’re a top bunch of people.”
It’s great to hear Dec being so complimentary about our fantastic away support.
It would be great if Rice remains at West Ham for the remainder of his career.
If the board back David Moyes in the transfer market and are able to match the 22-year-old’s ambitions, there is no reason why he won’t want to stay at the London Stadium.
As things stand, the Hammers are certainly heading in the right direction. Let’s just hope that we continue along our current trajectory of progression and development as a football club.
One thing that we can always be sure of though is that our fans will always support the team, regardless of where we are playing or what competition we are in.