Whenever the conversation turns to ‘club v country’ I tend to turn off as like most of us I simply live in a West Ham bubble.
England is only of the most fleeting passing interest although I have to say that this is changing following the arrival on the scene of Declan Rice.
Suddenly, given his extraordinary form, presence and charisma we are seeing – and I know it’s been said many times before – the new Bobby Moore and those are words I never thought I would write!
In the meantime Dec has one very big decision to make and hopefully he will do so very soon for I am convinced should he choose The Three Lions he will become the first England and Hammers skipper since the great man.
In some respects his emergence has been even more impressive than Bobby’s who, although memory fades, wasn’t as far as I can recall ,man of the match game after game in his first full season.
I’m sure somebody out there will correct me but however, you look at it, the young man’s arrival has been the most sensational West Ham development in many years.
In my view he has everything in terms of ability and attitude to lead his club and country when the time arrives. over the next three or four years.
So come on Declan ‘make your mind up time’ must be close given your decision at club level – you can now become the first England claret and blue skipper since Mooro played his last international game against Italy in 1973!