Stuart Pearce has shared that West Ham United’s Declan Rice was told ‘don’t show the world you’re broken’ after hitting a bursting run.
The West Ham manager added that Rice tended to “look tired” after a bursting run from the middle of the park.
One of the most improved areas of Rice’s game was his ability to carry the ball from deep.
Whether it’s in the fifth minute or in stoppage time, the hard-hitting midfielder doesn’t stop going from penalty area to penalty area.
Pearce spoke about Rice having this type of gait after a bursting run, suggesting he’s tired, but it’s something he’s been told not to show, as he told talkSPORT.
“It’s something we tried to say to him,” Pearce said. “Don’t show the world you’re done.
“The thing is, he will go over and over again. His body language sometimes looks tired after a little outburst.”
At the age of 23, Rice has the legs to walk around this square all day and all night.
He’ll need to tone it down later in his career, but now he can step on the gas.
On Saturday, Rice came on to help England record a 2-1 win over Switzerland in a friendly.
He could be in line to start against Ivory Coast and potentially take the captain’s armband if Harry Kane doesn’t start.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/28/stuart-pearce-says-west-ham-stars-been-told-dont-show-the-world-you-look-knackered/ Stuart Pearce says West Ham star was told ‘don’t show the world you look broken’