Stuart Pearce: Declan Rice scores screamers every day in training
West Ham coach Stuart Pearce was impressed with Declan Rice’s long-range goal for England in their 4-0 victory over Hungary on Thursday night.
The 22-year-old capped off what was a brilliant performance by the Three Lions in the second half with a goal in the latter stages.
He got fortunate as Peter Gulacsi failed to hold what was a rather straightforward effort at him, but Rice will undoubtedly be delighted by that finish.
When asked about his goal on talkSPORT, Pearce said, “It was nice to see. I see it every day in training.
“He can whip a ball in with curl. It’s a part of his game Gareth Southgate and we at West Ham are looking to improve.
“He’s got the physical stature to do it, that’s for sure.”
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If there was one weakness to his game, then it would be taking shots from long range.
While the goal against Hungary wasn’t the best hit, it will still give him the confidence when he attempts to hit one from distance next time.
Hearing Pearce talk about it being worked on in training suggests that even they think he needs to add this skill to his arsenal.
In doing so, it will make him one of the most complete midfielders in world football and would benefit the club just as much as it would benefit him.
Should he want to leave, the Hammers can then demand a decent fee in exchange for his services,
Given the clubs interested in him, we’re sure that Rice is going to be one of, if not the most expensive British player of all time.
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