Declan Rice raved about Toni Kroos when speaking to the media yesterday. And the 22-year-old’s comments on the German told the West Ham fans all we need to know about him.
The defensive midfielder has been superb for the Hammers over the past three seasons.
And he has now fully established himself as a key man for the England national team.
Declan really is so impressive for someone who is so young. Not just on the pitch but off it as well.
The 22-year-old West Ham ace speaks with such maturity, poise and intelligence.
Declan Rice delivers impressive response to Toni Kroos question
He was asked about coming up against the 31-year-old midfielder when England face Germany on Tuesday night.
Dec’s response was as a classy one and it oozed humility, modesty and confidence all at the same time, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“He’s world-class but for me and the other midfield players in our team, we want to test ourselves against the best and you need to impose your game on him, get up to the ball, make it physical, make it hard and stop him doing what he does best, which is spraying it around the pitch.”
That response from our Declan really is a hugely impressive one.
Firstly, he displayed humility by praising Kroos to the hilt. The next bit is really important, however.
Rice proved that he is fearless by suggesting that he is ready to go up against any player in world football, regardless of their reputation or what they have achieved in the game. And what’s more, he backs himself to succeed.
It is clear and obvious to see that the 22-year-old relishes facing the world’s best players. In fact, it’s clear that it helps bring out the best in him.
And that tells the Hammers fans all we need to know about Declan. He will undoubtedly go on to become a star in the game. Hopefully he sees out his career under David Moyes at the London Stadium.