• Pellegrini: ‘For me, he is the best English holding midfielder’
• Rice, 20, scored the opening goal in 2-0 defeat of Newcastle
Manuel Pellegrini believes Declan Rice is the best English player in his position and that the 20-year-old still has plenty of scope to continue his rapid development.
Rice scored the opening goal in West Ham’s 2-0 win against Newcastle with a towering header on an emotional evening, during which one of London Stadium’s stands was named in honour of the club legend Billy Bonds. Pellegrini says Rice is already a cut above any other defensive midfielder available to the national team manager, Gareth Southgate, who could name him in the squad to face Czech Republic and Montenegro this month.
Source: Football News
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