FBL-EUR-C3-LYON-WEST HAM
Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images

The brilliant picture that surely proves Declan Rice wants to stay at West Ham for a while yet

The brilliant picture that surely proves Declan Rice wants to stay at West Ham for a while yet during the epic win over Lyon.

It is Friday April 15th and no you did not dream it, West Ham really did smash Lyon 3-0 to seal a place in the Europa League semi-finals last night.

An astonishing performance in France saw the Hammers win the tie 4-1 on aggregate after last week’s 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.

Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images

To a man West Ham’s players performed heroically.

One of the more remarkable performances was that of talisman Declan Rice.

Despite walking a disciplinary tightrope knowing he would be banned for the first leg of the semi-finals, Rice was immense.

Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

The midfield enforcer sucked the life out of the Lyon team and crowd when he caressed the ball home to make it 2-0 on the night just before half-time.

It was a moment which showed just why Rice is one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe.

Incessant speculation has linked Rice with some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

The brilliant picture that surely proves Declan Rice wants to stay at West Ham for a while yet

But as Rice wheeled away in celebration he appeared to show just where he wants to be.

Amid the celebrations in the ground, pubs and living rooms, some Hammers fans may not have seen Rice kissing the West Ham badge repeatedly as he ran to the away supporters.

And this brilliant picture of that moment that surely proves Rice wants to stay at West Ham for a while yet.

Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

How’s that for a picture?

Rice is clearly making a statement about just how much he loves the club.

This was the biggest moment of his club career and he could have celebrated in any number of ways.

He will be well aware of the relentless speculation over his future. And he chose to repeatedly kiss the badge as he ran to the adoring Hammers fans.

Yes long term the situation may arise where an offer comes in which is deemed too good to turn down.

But Rice’s actions surely prove he wants to stay at West Ham for a while yet.

MORE WEST HAM NEWS

West Ham troll winker Dembele with genius Tweet after epic win.

Report: West Ham want £50m rated ex PSG ace with superb goal and assist record.

Alphonse Areola future becomes crystal clear after PSG announcement.

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment