Declan Rice gives classy interview after West Ham reach Europa Conference League final
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Declan Rice gave a tremendous post-match interview as he spoke emotionally after West Ham United reached the Europa Conference League final.
West Ham beat AZ Alkmaar 3-1 on aggregate to book their spot in the showpiece game in Prague next month.
Pablo Fornals scored the only goal of the game on Thursday as the Hammers will compete in their first major European final since 1976.
Rice could join an exclusive group of West Ham players that have raised a major trophy as captain.
BT Sport's Jules Breach asked the England international about emulating Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds' achievements in a wholesome interview.
"You can't really put it into words. Everyone speaks about Bobby Moore all the time and his name lives on forever," he said.
The 24-year-old also revealed he pleaded with David Moyes to stay in the Netherlands for another night following their big win and touched on the importance of Mark Noble's role within the team.
He joked with former West Ham players Joe Cole and Carlton Cole as fans loved his interview, praising the way he conducted himself.
"We've just been singing 'one more night'!!" 😂— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 18, 2023
"We were singing Bowen's on fire! Jarrod was loving it!"
Declan Rice reveals David Moyes isn't allowing the West Ham boys another night in Amsterdam...#UECL pic.twitter.com/KOBov4DIl7
One Twitter user wrote: "Nice interview. Cool point from rice about how the Dutch teams always play possession attacking football even at youth level."
A second tweeted: "Class to see footballers so pure like Rice and Grealish. Some man."
A third added: "I always love Declan Rice’s interviews. Such a good talker."
Another said: "Declan really is a class act."
West Ham, who currently occupy 15th place in the Premier League table, have two remaining league fixtures in Leeds United and Leicester City.
They then meet Fiorentina on June 7 in what could be a huge night for the club.