Declan Rice declares his love for West Ham

10 Sep, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone
“It was definitely the hardest decision I’ve had to make so far in football,” Declan Rice told former Hammer Joe Cole when questioned on Channel 4’s coverage of England’s draw with Ukraine
“Everyone knows my love for West Ham still even now. But overall, it was a fairytale ending for me. I was obviously released at 14, went to West Ham, signed a two-year deal and once everything clicked in terms of my growth spurt, realised what position I am, put myself in a position where it was all or nothing really.” “I was kept in and around the first team and once I made my debut I’ve not looked back since. I can’t explain the feelings, you know people leave clubs and you know they lose affiliation with that club. I still speak to the boys regularly, I text the manager at the start of the season saying ‘good luck boss’ he text me back. So we’ve got a good relationship, people at the club, you know we’re still constantly talking and you know I never want it to not be like that.”


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