Declan Rice will be the captain of England 1 day, says his West Ham manager David Moyes.
Moyes built the prediction in response to Roy Keane’s criticism of the 24-calendar year-old immediately after West Ham’s 3-1 FA Cup reduction to Manchester United.
Keane mentioned Hammers midfielder Rice “requires to do much more” and is often “jogging by way of the motions”.
But Moyes backed his club’s skipper and stated: “No question he is likely to be an England captain in the upcoming.”
Rice has 39 caps for England and aided them complete runners-up at Euro 2020, and was section of the squad that reached the quarter-finals at the World Cup in Qatar.
“He is heading to be a top participant,” added Moyes. “Everyone is entitled to their feeling – Declan is a genuinely fantastic participant.
“He is not the completed report just now, he will make improvements to. He is proving that to be the scenario at the minute.”
West Ham pay a visit to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday as they glance to bounce back from their FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford, wherever they led right before two late goals noticed United into the previous eight.
“I made use of to use the term flaky in this article at West Ham, I have obtained rid of it in the last couple several years, but we undoubtedly ended up for the last 15 minutes [at United],” Moyes reported. “It really is no place getting that, coming and turning up, only to do that at the conclusion.
“Brighton have been a little bit of a bogey team for us, so we need to try to overcome that.”
West Ham are 16th in the English top-flight with just 6 wins from 24 matches and are only two factors outside the house the relegation zone.