Frank Lampard, the former figure of West Ham United has defended Declan Rice, the young star of the team. Rice brought in criticism when he opted to represent England rather than the Republic of Ireland in the last week.
The twenty-year-old midfielder is known to have won 3 senior Ireland caps in the friendly matches when he has played his play for the country of these grandparents since the under-16 level.
Rice is going to appear for the 60th time for West Ham in the match against Fulham on Friday. He performed fantastically for the side of Manuel Pellegrini in this season and is turning out to be the most indispensable player of the club.
However, his decision to switch his allegiance has led to a lot of controversies. Roy Hodgson said that it should be a moment of a watershed in international football as he told Ireland to lobby FIFA in order to get the rules changed. He might not be popular among the West Ham fans.
However, Frank Lampard seems to be supporting the young star. The Boss of Derby County who made 200 appearances for West Ham has defended the integrity of Rice while he praised his talents. He says that it is a boost as he is an excellent player and there isn’t any kind of doubt about this.
With every game, he has matured and he thinks that he has seen him a fair bit. He likes Rice’s personality and considers him to be a strong and driven boy.