West Ham captain Declan Rice has revealed his frustrations this season, but admits that our Hammers are now showing signs of consistency at last.
David Moyes’ side came from behind once again in the Premier League, this time against London rivals Chelsea, showing character and resilience which resulted in a deserving point to continue West Hams positive form since the start of 2023.
Seven matches have now been played in all competitions since the start of the year and Moyes’ team have in that time only lost on one occasion, an away trip to Wolves. A far healthier run of form that we had come accustomed to the previous calendar year.
Hammers captain Rice is delighted to see his West Ham side starting to show much needed consistency, however did admit that is pains him greatly to see where we currently sit in the Premier League table.
“I am sick and tired of looking at the table and seeing where we are,” stated the England international to the clubs Official Website. “As a player it is horrible. You are constantly worrying about other people’s results, constantly knowing you have to go out there and win; the pressure is on.
“We have been really unlucky with our defensive injuries, but we have adapted well, and we still believe we have enough to push up the table.”
“We played a really good game against Everton, drew at a tough place to go to Newcastle, and a point against Chelsea, we are heading in the right direction.”
Rice quite rightly now has his mind firmly set on our next match, another London derby, this time to bitter rivals Spurs – away from home next Sunday. With the Irons captain urging his teammates to continue the positive run of firm in North London.
“We still believe we have enough to push up the table,” added Rice. “Since we played Brentford in the FA Cup, we have been strong; we need to continue that against Spurs next.”