‘Sheer Class The Pundits Were Pathetic’ ‘There’s A Few Jealous Fans Out There’ Supporters Defend West Ham Star After England Criticism

‘Sheer Class The Pundits Were Pathetic’ ‘There’s A Few Jealous Fans Out There’ Supporters Defend West Ham Star After England Criticism

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice came in for criticism from some England supporters, as well as a few pundits, for his display against Bulgaria yesterday.

After the match, Lee Dixon was not very complimentary about some aspects of the 20-year-old’s performance while some fans on social media were also critical. However, Hammers supporters were having none of it:

It can be hard to stand out for a defensive midfielder when there isn’t a lot to do defensively. Rice is also still developing as a player and it must be said that he is still learning his position.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini only started to pick him regularly as a holding midfield player at the start of last season, and he is still far stronger on the defensive side of things rather than on the ball currently.

Rice will, though, work hard on any weaknesses in his game and he continues to impress every time he puts on a West Ham shirt.