Jamie Carragher gives verdict on West Ham United's Declan Rice

Steven Bergwijn of Netherlands is challenged by Declan Rice of England during the UEFA Nations League Semi-Final match between the Netherlands and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on...

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice was selected to start for England last night.

Declan Rice of West Ham United during his Press Conference after Trainining at Rush Green on September 20, 2018 in Romford, England.

Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is not given enough credit for his passing ability.

Rice has become one of West Ham’s most key players over the past season, and he has forced his way into the England side.

The West Ham man was selected to start against Holland in the Nations League last night.

 

And Carragher feels that Rice can push to make the defensive midfield role his own for club and country.

“I think now in 12 months time, he will be in that holding position,” Carragher said.

“He’ll be our best player in there. He’s a defensive player and he’s about breaking play up, but I think his passing is very, very underrated.”

Head Coach of England Gareth Southgate and Declan Rice of England hug after the UEFA Nations League Semi-Final match between the Netherlands and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on...

Rice actually may not have enjoyed his best game for England last night.

The Three Lions were beaten 3-1 by Holland, with Rice showing that he still has a need to develop before becoming the compete article.

At 20, the West Ham man still remains one of the finest prospects in the country though, and his development should be well served at the London Stadium, where he is one of the first names on Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s teamsheet.

Steven Bergwijn of Netherlands is challenged by Declan Rice of England during the UEFA Nations League Semi-Final match between the Netherlands and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on...

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