Declan Rice has described West Ham’s European win over Dinamo Zagreb as ‘unbelievable’ following their 2-0 dismantling of the Croatian champions on Thursday night.
The West Ham captain scored on his debut in a European competitors, ending off a storming run from the midway line with a deft side-footed end to make it 2-0 on the night time.
Talking to the membership’s official website after the win, Rice mentioned that the three factors had been for the ‘travelling followers’ who made the journey to Zagreb on Thursday:
“It feels superb, unbelievable,” he started. “Final 12 months we labored so laborious to attain this and we did not wish to let the followers down tonight.
“We knew we had a tricky recreation to return out right here for the primary one, and we needed to get the three factors for ourselves, but additionally for the travelling followers. They have been superb.
“We felt we had been in management. Within the first half they sat behind the ball and it was a case of preserving the ball transferring. Mich [Antonio] pounced on a mistake and made an amazing end.
“Then within the second half I learn the cross and pounced on the error as nicely. Two errors and so they get punished and we stroll away very comfortable tonight.”
The England worldwide additionally talked about his objective, stating that scoring that kind of objective is a part of his recreation that he needs to indicate extra.
“It is part of my recreation I have been talking about for therefore lengthy. I do know I can do it and I do know I’ve acquired it in myself,” he continued.
“I learn the cross, beat the participant to the 50-50 and simply thought hold going, he isn’t going to catch me. It was a quick-thinking, instinctive course of, as a result of Mich pulled away and I used to be going to cross, however I assumed if you happen to do not shoot you do not rating. So I shot and fortunately sufficient it went at the back of the web.”