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Declan Rice thinks that he is in a special group of players

Sun 31 October 2021 | 20:53

West Ham captain is happy with their squad and their quality.

After

West Ham’s

4-1 victory against

Aston Villa

, which made their situation better in the Premier League top four, their captain has talked about their performance, claiming that he feels like he is a part of a special group of players.

"It's a special group at the minute, a special environment,"

Rice said.

"We wake up looking forward to training. Every game, we've been in it until the end. It's a special place to play and as you can see by our faces we’re over the moon.

"I can definitely add [goals] to my game, I have four this season now, one with England and three for West Ham. It doesn’t get better than the feeling of scoring a goal. I love playing away too, you are in someone else’s stadium and get the away fans who travel and come to support us, so to score and hear them erupt is really special.”

Despite the impressive result,

Rice

claimed that they could have been better, pointing out that they seemed sloppy in the second half and gave the ball away too easily.

"We won 4-1 but we were sloppy in the second half,"

he added.

"We gave the ball away so much. The manager won’t be happy about that, I gave away a few passes.. There were times we could have countered and gave it away, but we did it in the last ten minutes and in the end it played out how it should have done.

"We are joint third. The big question people asked before the season was whether we could do it again and could we get used to playing in Europe and the Premier League. We’ve found out we can. But there are still a lot more games to go. This is the level, the standard. We can’t drop if we want to be a big team."


source: SportMob

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