West Ham talent Declan Rice raves about 'unbelievable' attacker Manuel Lanzini

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5,...

West Ham midfielder is inspired by teammate.

Declan Rice of West Ham United and Oriol Romeu of Southampton battle for possession during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August...

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has praised teammate Manuel Lanzini as an 'unbelievable' talent.

Rice, 18, has stepped up to the first team this season and has impressed for the Hammers in his opportunities so far.

Speaking to the club website, Rice said that having Lanzini back available has transformed the club's chances, and he feels the impact on the pitch.

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5,...

He said: "Manu Lanzini came back in our last game against Swansea and played a part in the winner and he will be massive for us at Burnley.

"He changes everything for the team on the pitch. He is an out-and-out number 10 and gets in little pockets and takes up positions which make it so hard for the opposition. He’s unbelievable."

Goalscorer Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United is congratulated by Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United, as he is substituted during the Premier League match between West Ham United and...

Lanzini was injured at the start of the season and his absence was felt for the Hammers.

They are still recovering from their poor start to the season which began with three away games, and the team currently sit in 15th place.

Opponents Burnley have had an excellent start, currently positioned in sixth, and Lanzini will have to be at his best to inspire the Hammers to a win at Turf Moor against their miserly defence.

 

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