Declan Rice was left “disappointed” on Twitter after West Ham’s midweek defeat in the Premier League, but did thank fans for their ongoing support.
The Hammers were beaten 2-0 away to Manchester City on Wednesday night and were unable to really lay a glove on their opponent.
Manchester City, who had 78 per cent possession, went in front after half an hour when Rodri flicked goalwards from a corner.
Kevin De Bruyne then added another in the second-half to wrap up three points and it was comprehensive for a team sat second in the league table.
Meanwhile, West Ham remain 18th in the table occupying a relegation spot and it doesn’t get any easier as they travel to runaway leaders Liverpool next.
David Moyes named a fairly defensively-minded XI that struggled to keep the ball, with Manuel Lanzini, Sebastien Haller, Felipe Anderson and Jarrod Bowen all put on the bench.
Rice was the standout individual for visitors West Ham at Manchester City and he gave his response on social media afterwards.
“Disappointing result tonight.. but a massive thank you to our fans for the support yet again! It doesn’t go unnoticed,” Rice wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Rice must feel like he’s fighting a losing battle at times right now for a poor West Ham side, but they need him to keep performing at the same level if they are to escape relegation.
The 21-year-old at least tried to drive the team on when in possession and he’s a super talent that will surely attract suitors in the summer.
He is a defensive midfielder that ran himself into the ground at the Etihad with his work-rate and the academy graduate clearly loves the club.
Rice may be playing in an underperforming side down the bottom end of the table, but his spot in the England senior squad is surely secure for the long-term.