David Moyes has claimed that Declan Rice is picking up plenty of knowledge from the likes of Harry Kane when he is on international duty, which is helping the midfielder become a better player and a leader on the pitch.
Kane’s leadership skills were praised by Gareth Southgate last week, with the England boss admitting that the 27-year-old leads by example even though he might not be the loudest voice in the Three Lions changing room.
Arsenal wide man Bukayo Saka also admitted that the Spurs star was one of the first players to make him feel welcome in the Three Lions camp (Sky Sports).
Rice himself admitted last week that he aspires to be a future England captain and was learning from Kane’s behaviour both on and off the field.
Moyes believes that being around the likes of Kane can only be a positive for the West Ham midfielder.
The Hammers boss told the club’s official website: “The big thing is he is improving. (Rice) is learning an awful lot. His performance for England the other night was exceptional. His performance was so good.
“He is picking up (knowledge) from good people like Mark Noble, Harry Kane. I think, for Declan, it is continuing to learn and seeing what good practice looks like. We are trying to get him to take more responsibility.”
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