“I get battered for it on a regular basis on social media, but I can not help that,” Rice added. “I may help by happening the pitch and performing as best as I can. They [West Ham team-mates] wind me up on a regular basis. It’s crazy to talk about, to be honest, so I just sort of block it out and do what I do best, and that is play football.”
West Ham are still battling for a sixth-place finish within the Premier League, guaranteeing them one other season within the Europa League. Nonetheless, Rice and Co. will hope to show around a 2-1 deficit within the competition’s semi-finals this term at Eintracht Frankfurt next week. In the event that they’re successful, a final in Seville against RB Leipzig or Rangers awaits, with Champions League qualification on offer for the victor.
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