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Rice reveals his big Premier League ambition

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Declan Rice could hardly be aiming higher as his career starts to hit its early Premier League heights.

The 19 year old – talking to dt38.co.uk. said: “”My ambition is win the Premier League title. As a kid watching so many games and seeing so many teams lift it, it gives me a buzz to go on and try to win the title.”

He wants the success of his boyhood idol  England and Chelsea defender John Terry and added: “Growing up I used to watch videos of him all the tim

“Every time I had a match I would try and play exactly as he did. He’s a great idol to look up to for any young centre back.”

Rice is an ambassador for DT38  aiming to enure that as many young men as possible are aware of the threat of  testicular cancer, the disease which  took  Dylan Tombides life four years ago and is most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men aged 15-34.

He said: “Testicular cancer affects younger men in particular. If you catch it early your chances of getting treated effectively are much higher and so it’s so important that you check yourselves regularly and seek advice if you notice anything different.

“Don’t take a risk, don’t be silly, just check yourselves.”

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