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West Ham fans react as Declan Rice offers take on Harry Maguire situation

England v Belgium - UEFA Nations League
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West Ham fans react as Declan Rice offers take on Harry Maguire situation

Declan Rice came in for praise from West Ham United supporters last night for the way he spoke about the Harry Maguire situation after England were beaten 1-0 by Denmark.

The Three Lions slipped to defeat in the Nations League at Wembley, with former Tottenham Hotspur maestro Christian Eriksen scoring the game’s only goal from the penalty spot.

Denmark produced a fine defensive performance on the night, but their task of winning the game was undoubtedly made easier when Manchester United captain Maguire was sent off just after the half-hour mark.

England v Denmark - UEFA Nations League

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The 27-year-old had left a late one on Yussuf Poulsen to earn himself a yellow card early doors, and was then reckless on Kasper Dolberg to receive his marching orders.

The player looked broken as he left the pitch; seemingly carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders after his recent incident in Greece and poor club form.

West Ham star Rice was asked for his take on the player’s situation after the game.

He said: “Since he came in 10 days ago he’s been fantastic. He’s been amazing with me and he’s someone that I love to play behind me because he’s good on the ball. He plays little passes into you and he’s always talking.

“Anyone can get a red card – that’s unfortunate. Maguire is a great player and he’s been a fantastic servant for England so far so long may that continue for him.”

Rice’s comments on Maguire came after he had already given a well-measured response regarding England’s apparent ‘discipline’ issue at the moment.

West Ham fans lauded their player on social media after catching wind of the comments, praising his leadership and maturity:

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