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Moyes hails Hammer’s huge performance

David Moyes has joined the chorus of praise for the latest big thing on the Hammers scene.

The club hasn’t had much to cheer this season but the emergence of Declan Rice is clearly giving everybody great joy including the manager.

The boss explained: “He’s a young centre-half, I’ve said before centre-half is probably the hardest position to play in the Premier League especially when you’re young, because of the quality of the strikers and the variations of the teams you’ll play.

“He’s done a really good job, had bits of football all season, if we hadn’t had an injury to Ginge today he would have played in midfield, so we’ve not said that that’s what he is yet – he capable of playing in midfield or at the back.

“I thought he had a great game at the back and did a great job today.”

Of Rice’s international preference, Moyes added: “Well because it was a friendly he can still play [for England], my understanding is he’s going for Ireland.

“I’ve not heard anything else at the moment but I thought he played really well today. I thought he gave us a little bit of mobility.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Moyes hails Hammer’s huge performance

  1. The best centre half in our team and the best young centre half in the country. Why would he play in any other position ?????? Creswell is not a centre back but Moyes continues to favour him ahead of Rice.

  2. creswell adds fluidity in being able to push forward and turn this 5 at the back system into a 4 in midfield system when attacking. walker does the same job at man city and southgate picked up on it and used it in a similar way for england in the last two friendlies.

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