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‘Take Off Half Of Their Monthly Salaries’ – West Ham Fans On Twitter Angry As Rice Questions Desire To Finish Seventh

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has admitted the team must improve after their 2-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday.

The Hammers are still just two points behind Wolves in seventh place, but the performance at the weekend has left Rice questioning whether they will ever grab the opportunity to claim a European spot:

“It’s been an up and down season. We had a bad start, then gained some form and it’s been like that. With the squad we’ve got we should be [aiming for] seventh and every chance we’ve had to move seventh we’ve lost and ruined that opportunity. We need to do better.”

Fans are rather sceptical about Rice’s comments with many angry that players are not putting in the effort to get results recently:

The 2-0 scoreline at the London Stadium belied the dominance of Everton, who could have racked up a fair few more goals with the chances they had.

Rice and his teammates will want to put the wretched display behind them when they face Chelsea next Monday.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will have nine days to prepare for the London derby, and considering their good form against sides in the top six this season, the Hammers will be expected to put in a much-improved performance at Stamford Bridge.