West Ham player feels inspired following his limited time on the field with his international team.
believes he has reached a clear definition of captaincy after having the chance to play alongside the likes ofHarry Kane
. The 21-year-old who has been shifting between England and Ireland’s international teams playing three games with the Irish and eleven with the three lions learns the meaning of leadership through Kane. For club inspiration Rice looks up to his teammateMark Noble
"It's just something that, as a kid, has always been one of my dreams - to be a captain,” he told the press. “Coming up with Nobes as our captain and, me, being the rising player in the team, the manager has given me the armband when Nobes isn't playing.”
"I'm taking it in my stride and I'm really lucky I've someone like Noble to help along the way.”
"I'm only 21 and captaining the team in big games like Liverpool and Manchester City - long may that continue.”
"If you look at Jordan and what he's done for his whole career but, especially the last couple of years, it's so important for me to learn and get better. We know his qualities on the ball but you don't realise until you play next to him, his leadership qualities. He is non-stop, always on at you in a good, positive way.”
"That gives you the confidence to go and fight for the badge.”
"With Harry, you feel his presence all the time. He wasn't involved against Ireland but beforehand, he's in the changing room, getting everyone ready. He's talking to the lads, individually. For a youngster like me, aspiring to be a future captain, that's great."