Declan Rice has joked that the West Ham fans will take pie and mash out to Sevilla with them for our Europa League last-16 clash.
The Europa League last-16 draw took place this morning in Nyon, Switzerland.
West Ham got handed probably the hardest draw available to us – Sevilla.
The La Liga side have won the competition a record six times and have been successful in four out of the last eight seasons.
The first leg takes place at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on March 10th before we welcome the Spanish side to the London Stadium for the second leg a week later.
One thing’s for sure, the West Ham fans will have a right old jolly up out in Seville next month.
Declan Rice suggests West Ham fans will do something hilarious in Seville
The Hammers faithful will be travelling out to southern Spain in their thousands next month.
It will be a truly special night in Seville. We haven’t had a game this big since the 2006 FA Cup final in Cardiff.
And Rice explained how the West Ham fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of an away day in Seville, when speaking to Hammers supporting rapper Guvna B on an Instagram live video for West Ham United’s official Instagram account:
“The fans. Everyone knows what I’m like with the fans. They’re incredible how they sing the players’ names and travel home and away. They’re going to come out there in their 1000’s. Every pub will be taken over by West Ham fans, they’ll probably bring some pie and mash out there with them to show Seville what it’s like. It’s always good to see our away fans travel and our support is so good.”
You’ve got to love Declan haven’t you!
He obviously was speaking in jest about the pie and mash but you can be sure that we will turn up in our numbers and have a right good crack out in Spain next month.
Let’s hope that the West Ham players produce a performance worthy of the great support they get week in, week out.
One thing’s for sure, we have the players capable of progressing through to the quarter-finals. And Sevilla will certainly not be relishing playing against us.