West Ham’s Declan Rice is outperforming England’s different protecting midfielders, says Hammers supervisor Manuel Pellegrini.
London-born Rice has received 3 senior caps for the Republic of Eire – all in friendlies – however remaining week pledged his world long term to England.
The 20-year-old has performed 59 occasions for the Hammers, and Pellegrini believes he’s in a position for an England call-up.
“As a tender participant he’ll at all times be finding out, however at this second I believe he’s an entire participant,” he mentioned.
“At this second, his performances are higher than each English protecting midfielder.
“Possibly there are different international avid gamers in large groups which might be additionally taking part in smartly, like Fernandinho, however we’re simply beginning to see what is going to be with Declan someday.”
The Chilean claims Rice reminds him of former Hammers, Barcelona and Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano, who made his debut at River Plate beneath Pellegrini.
“I began with Mascherano when he used to be 17 and he used to be very similar to Declan in his mentality,” mentioned Pellegrini.
“The mentality when they’re 17 or 19… it gave the impression they’d the mentality of a 35-year-old.
“Declan is aware of that he’s simply beginning, and that’s necessary.”
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