Declan Rice earned his fourth international cap for England yesterday, and some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to his display.
The 20-year-old has firmly established himself as one of the Hammers’ most important players over the past 12 months.
He has showcased a certain level of maturity that defies his tender years, and it seems as though he will one day go on to become a world-class star in the game.
Rice does a lot of the seemingly simple things very well, and his consistency for West Ham over the past year or so really has been rather impressive.
There will always be those who criticise the former Chelsea academy graduate, however.
He received criticism for his display against Bulgaria yesterday for making too many sideways passes.
People seem to forget that the Hammers ace’s job is to add a certain level of control to the game from a deep-lying midfield position, however.
And the London Stadium faithful will always appreciate the work that the 20-year-old does.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter, praising Rice for his display for England…
@thisisjakew 100 Million pls
— Jake Springford (@JakeSpringford) September 8, 2019
— 🏴hårrŷ[PĀFČ]x🏴 (@harrypafcx) September 7, 2019
Literally the best player in the world
— Lil Az X🐛 (@USA_Ricee) September 7, 2019
Will only get better ⚒
— Pete Dockerill (@pete_dockerill) September 7, 2019
The kid is a living legend
— Matthew Jacobs (@JJFragzz123) September 7, 2019
Well Played Mr Rice that was nice, top performance
— Sash Window solutions (@window_sash) September 7, 2019
— BritishFootballWoman (@man_co_jp_) September 7, 2019
Tell you what, Declan Rice is so good. Adds structure, rhythm, keeps the ball, wins it back, positioning is perfect. Going to blossom even more as a CDM and be exactly what England have needed for years. Keeps possession brilliantly. #England
— Mr Football (@Trequartweetsa) September 7, 2019
Starting to see why Declan Rice has been getting so much praise, watching him for a second successive Saturday, having not seen much of him previously.
Positional sense and use of the ball is very impressive for a 20-year-old, athletic presence 🏴
— David Freezer (@davefreezer) September 7, 2019