Declan Rice has absolutely raved about the incredible travelling support from the West Ham United fans in Lyon.

The Hammers fans filled our 3,000 allocation at the Groupama Stadium for what was the most important game we have faced as a club since 2006.

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And it ended up being a truly memorable night for the West Ham fans, the players and of course David Moyes and his staff.

The Hammers progressed through from the Europa League quarter-finals clash with Lyon and are now set to face Eintracht Frankfurt over two legs in the semi-finals at the London Stadium and Deutsche Bank Park in a couple of week’s time.

Declan Rice thanking the West Ham fans after the game against Lyon
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What a time this is to be a West Ham fan. We have been starved of any kind of success for 42 years so we are more than deserving of the season that David Moyes and his players have given us this term.

The Hammers fans really are the best in the business and Declan Rice knows all about that…

Declan Rice praises West Ham fans in Lyon

The travelling Hammers support backed the boys throughout the entire 90 minutes.

And they did so before and after the game as well.

Rice spoke to and said something that the West Ham fans did before the game against Lyon kicked off was truly ‘spine-tingling’:

Declan Rice praises West Ham fans in Lyon
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“The roar from the warm-up, it was spine-tingling really, and it gives you that fire in your stomach to go out there and perform.”

The West Ham players produced the goods on the pitch and the fans did their job off of it.

There really is a great bond between players and fans at the London Stadium now and David Moyes deserves huge credit for that.

When the Scot took over there was a huge disconnect between the Hammers players and fans. That seems like a long time ago now. We are a club on the rise.

And our performance away in Lyon was further evidence of that.

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