Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

'Nervous' Rice recalls first team meeting [video]

Filed: Wednesday, 20th March 2019
By: Staff Writer

Declan Rice says that he was a bag of nerves when introduced to his fellow England players for the first time.

The 20-year-old Hammer joined up with Gareth Southgate and his squad on Monday having received his first call-up to the England squad earlier this month.

Embed from Getty Images

And the young midfielder admitted to being extremely nervous when greeting his new team mates for the first time - even though he was made to feel very welcome.

"I was a bit nervous when I arrived but they've all welcomed me," he told The FA's YouTube channel. "There's a lot of young players involved but we've got a great team spirit.

"We've got so many big players from top clubs that they might think there's that rivalry there, but when they're here that's all forgotten about and everyone's like one big family."

To see the full nine-minute interview with Rice, click play on the video below.

Related News

   arrow   Survey reveals which Hammers send stress levels racing [12th Jul 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [12th Jul 2019]
   arrow   Rice named in world's best under 21s list [11th Jul 2019]
   arrow   A united squad is key, says Fabianski [10th Jul 2019]
   arrow   Come in #9, your time ISN'T up [10th Jul 2019]
   arrow   Fabianski takes Player of the Year title [4th Jul 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [4th Jul 2019]
   arrow   Pranked! Terrified Rice scared witless [3rd Jul 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [27th Jun 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [26th Jun 2019]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Pellegrini hoping for 'new dimension'
A confident Manuel Pellegrini believes that club record signing Felipe Ande...more
Three Years Ago
In brief - Monday's news round-up
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Ipswich Town 0-0 West Ham Utd
West Ham laboured to a second successive pre-season draw at Portman Road tonight against an industri...more