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Rice: It’s horrible!

Declan Rice insists that it is “horrible” to look at the Premier League table and see West Ham languishing in the relegation zone.

The Irons were beaten 1-0 by Everton at Goodison Park in what was billed as a vital game before kick-off.

The Toffees came into the game with four draws under their belt and without a single win, but they have got on the board at the expense of the Hammers, thanks to Neal Maupay’s superb finish from the edge of the box.

It means West Ham go into the international break in 18th place, level on points with Nottingham Forest, with four, and three ahead of bottom club Leicester.

Rice admits that it is down to himself and the rest of his team-mates to turn the form around; the Irons face Wolves at home after the international break, and will hope to win only their second game of the campaign after previously beating Aston Villa.

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Speaking to Sky, as per BBC Sport, he said: “We have had these moments a lot in the Premier League and it will start to drop soon but we need to keep going. We just have to keep playing and keep believing and results will come our way.

“Us as players, me included, we know we can’t be where we are in the Premier League. When you look at the table it’s horrible to look at. We don’t want to be there, the last two seasons have been a positive for the club but it’s up to us as players to get the results with the squad we have.”

Rice also felt that the Irons committed far too many errors in the first half.

He added: “In the first half we turned the ball over so many times, and at this level, you can’t do that. It doesn’t matter if you lose the ball but it’s the same mistakes again.

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7 comments on “Rice: It’s horrible!

  1. Rice is too young to be captain. He is a nice guy and all the players love him – but that isn’t enough. Sometimes a captain needs to tell a few home truths. Not sure Rice is the man to do that. There is something wrong at our club right now and not just on the pitch. The man behind all the problems in my opinion is the manager

  2. We’ve seen it time and time again over many decades. A good season or two, and then it all goes to pot, sometimes resulting in relegation. We don’t know why, but more importantly nor do the players and coaches know why. It’s something inexplicable in the club’s DNA.

  3. Talks Cheap mate…..get off your backsides and do something about it and how about telling the manager he has to change the tactics as whatever he thinks he is doing is clearly not working for you

  4. People have figured us out, with the same old 4-2-3-1 and 60 minute subs. We have to have options.

    Soucek is doing my head in with his constant negativity – backwards passing. Sure he gets in the box, but our midfield doesn’t create.

    Start Corner instead of Fornals. Start Scamacca and put Lanzini in CM ahead of Rice. We don’t need two CDMs!!

    • Moyes blames everyone but himself.
      He always has .
      Without a doubt most negative manager in the Premier league.
      Noble lifted players and man managed the squad not Moyes.
      With Noble gone their is a massive void left in the changing room and around the players that Moyes hasn’t the personality to fill.
      Rice shouldn’t be captain .come next yr he will be off to Chelsea or a top 4 club anyway.
      Captains need to love the club they play for .Rices heart is in a blue shirt.
      He is our best player by a long way but giving him a captain armband won’t convince him to stay.
      West Hams bigger than Declan Rice .
      And Moyes has a attitude that all the players are letting him down .
      Moyes your letting us down .
      This is your team , your new players , your responsibility .
      Take the responsibility and do your job.

  5. Moyes blames everyone but himself.
    He always has .
    Without a doubt most negative manager in the Premier league.
    Noble lifted players and man managed the squad not Moyes.
    With Noble gone their is a massive void left in the changing room and around the players that Moyes hasn’t the personality to fill.
    Rice shouldn’t be captain .come next yr he will be off to Chelsea or a top 4 club anyway.
    Captains need to love the club they play for .Rices heart is in a blue shirt.
    He is our best player by a long way but giving him a captain armband won’t convince him to stay.
    West Hams bigger than Declan Rice .
    And Moyes has a attitude that all the players are letting him down .
    Moyes your letting us down .
    This is your team , your new players , your responsibility .
    Take the responsibility and do your job.

  6. This squad need to run harder and work harder to win PL games . This is not good enough the table doesn’t lie . Start every game too alow .

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