West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini may come under increasing pressure after his side lost a 1-0 lead against Arsenal last night.
But Declan Rice has urged his team-mates to look at themselves first and foremost after the 3-1 home defeat, as per the Daily Mirror.
The England international said: “It is heartbreaking. We are in the rubbish at the moment. When one goes in we need to learn to keep our heads up.
“They have great players but they are all preventable goals. We need to look at ourselves. We are making the same mistakes. We are playing good football as well but making too many mistakes.”
TBR’s View – Rice learning the tricky side of Premier League football
Last season, everything was coming up rosy for Rice. He was West Ham’s best player, attracting rave reviews and earning a place in the England squad.
Now he is seeing the other side of the game. He has been criticised on international duty and is now part of a midfield struggling to stem the tide as Pellegrini’s regime falters.
It’s at these times Rice’s character will come to the fore and he needs to be part of the core group who inspire change at the London Stadium.