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Declan Rice’s Champions League dream

Declan Rice is  dreaming about West Ham qualifying for a Champions League place this season.

The next four games are going to define that [European qualification] for us,” Rice told talkSPORT. “We have [Manchester] City, then Leeds, then [Manchester] United and then Arsenal.

“Four massive games so if we can get through those and pick up a good amount of points then who knows?

“We will be down to single figure [games] and we will be able to start counting down and see how much longer we have to go.”

The 22-year-old was asked if, despite David Moyes saying they had ‘no chance of Champions League places’, the players thought it was possible.

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He replied: “Oh yeah, 100%… definitely. I think it would be wrong to sit here and say that’s not something I’m thinking about. I want to be in those places now.

“This club, that’s where it deserves to be. It is a massive club, We have the quality and that’s where we need to be pushing.”.

Claret and Hugh say:

Delcan Rice is right to dare to dream, while there maybe tough games ahead nothing is impossible and fourth place could be achievable and within our grasp with several of the traditional top six including Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs crumbling under pressure. There might not be a better chance in years to push for the dizzy heights of a Champions League place and the immense riches that brings to a club.  It will be a hard game against Manchester City whop are almost in a league of their own but hopefully the confidence and togetherness of this West Ham squad can give City a run for their money and we can give it a good go this weekend.  He who dares wins as Only Fools and Horses Delboy would say!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Declan Rice’s Champions League dream

  1. Hugh, you were never Bobby’s friend and it’s a disgrace to claim otherwise. Shame on you.

    • Certainly not as close as you Jeff but Bob and i got on well and I consider myself fortunate to have ghost written him, and had one or two pleasant times. Sorry if you are upset. Very odd.

  2. A lot of pundits are writing our chances off , however the team spirit and fight should not be forgotten. The pundits have a view that should give the lads motivation to prove them wrong . I hope for Dec and the team as a whole they can do it . It’s been fantastic to watch them this season , long may it last . Ok we’ve had a bit of luck in a few games but then again we have not been at our best in those games and I know we can play out of our skins . Good luck lads keep it up , why not get an ugly 0-1 against city that will do. COYI ⚒

  3. I think it’s the two Manchester games that’ll prove to be the most difficult. However, if we equal the grit and determination Arsenal showed against City last weekend we could get something out of the game. City are metronomic like a well-oiled machine; the best chance we have is to disrupt their rhythm and upset their passing game. We have the warriors to do precisely that.

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