West Ham boss David Moyes has spoke about sudden rise in form of Declan Rice
David Moyes puts the success down to the midfielder having a strong foundation on which to build, however Moyes feels that he can ‘keep on improving’ as he highlighted prior to the second Leeds match in a week.
Moyes said in his pre-Leeds United press conference.
“In the last two years he’s stepped up, he’s stepped up his leadership and stepped up his play….You don’t get recognised for the national team if you don’t play well for your club side and he’s played really well for West Ham…He can keep improving and we’re on him all the time to do that…Captaining West Ham is a big deal when you look at the players who have captained this Club….He has a role model to look up to in Mark Noble and we hope he can keep carrying it and keep on improving.”
Rice – Talent Of A Generation?
Being labelled the talent of a generation is a heavy label to wear. Arsenal’s Martinelli was labelled that by Jurgen Klopp, and has had frequent set backs since. However, with Rice, things appear to have a brighter outlook.
Whilst his great form is no surprise to Hammers fans, who recognised his ability early on, his continuing excellent form has now come to the attention of English Football chiefs, who are beginning to reward the application and talent that Rice possesses.
How far can Rice go? His performances throughout the Euros show that his prominence will only be limited by the player himself. This London lad has excelled, not just for the Hammers in a casual Man Of The Match cameo, but has done this regularly and at a consistent level.
He has been one the EPL’s stand out performers. Bear in mind too, that even though he has little in the way of experience in major tournaments, he has shown almost no ‘stage fright’, a trait that has collared a lot of interest from top teams the World over.