Declan Rice lifts the lid on his close bond with manager David Moyes and reiterates his love for West Ham United ahead of Spurs clash.

West Ham talisman Rice has been persistently linked with a move away.

The tired rhetoric that Rice must leave West Ham in order to fulfil his potential has already been proved wrong by the fact he starred for England as they came agonisingly close to winning a first major tournament in 55 years.

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Having led West Ham into the Europa League – after so narrowly missing out on the Champions League – Rice is now spearheading another charge for the top four.

He has also helped the Hammers to a perfect three wins from three in Europe with no goals conceded. As a result one more win from the remaining three group games means West Ham will win the group and qualify for the last 16.

Rice has taken his game to another level this season, being praised by all and sundry.

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And inevitably the talk of a move away persists – much to the disdain of respected journalist Martin Samuel who brilliantly destroyed the argument Rice must leave.

But West Ham fans will absolutely love what Rice has just said ahead of today’s big game against Tottenham.

The midfield enforcer has lifted the lid on his close relationship and bond with West Ham manager David Moyes.

And the 22-year-old has reiterated his love for West Ham, even referring to fans as “us” in an interview with the club’s official website.

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Declan Rice lifts the lid on his close bond with David Moyes and reiterates his love for West Ham

“The manager has just said to me to go out there and do what I do best and given me the confidence to go out there and perform,” Rice said about his relationship with Moyes (

“To be fair, that’s all you can as for from a manager. I’m really lucky that I’ve got him as a manager and that we’ve got a really close relationship.

“Captaining West Ham in Europe is a really special moment every time, putting the armband on and walking out with thousands of us in the stadium.”

We just love to hear it, don’t we West Ham fans.

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