First, he helped West Ham United defeat Wolves and Leicester City 4-0 and 3-0 respectively in the league, and then went to the national team to defeat the current FIFA World No. 1 Belgium at Wembley on behalf of the Three Lions. Team, Rice's performance during this period is impressive.
In fact, Rice, who played 10 times for the national team, is already the most experienced midfielder of this England team after Henderson. Regarding his recent performance, Les accepted an interview and talked about his feelings:
"I feel like I am already a relatively stable member of the national team. I still remember that I was very nervous when I was selected for the first time in March last year. Last Sunday was my tenth game, so every time I came back It’s like being home again. The players have a very good relationship. I feel confident and comfortable with my teammates on and off the court. Now I have played 10 times, but my goals are much more than that. Now I am very happy. ."
In the game against Leicester City, Rice once dribbled the ball into the half and finally hit the crossbar in a one-stop solo show. England vs. Belgium, this scene was staged again, he again ran the ball on the left rib, almost causing Rashford's goal.
Regarding this behavior, Rice said: "This has happened several times in West Ham United. Sometimes after I steal the ball, there is an open space in front of me, and I also believe in my ability. In this national team game, I saw the gap in front, and also observed Rashford in the middle. At that time, I thought, "Go ahead, I can't turn around in this position." Then Rashford took a shot, but unfortunately he didn't score. Breaking forward, this is something I want to try more in my own game."
Next, Rice will face two other important matches, namely the UEFA Europa League match between England and Denmark, and the London Derby between West Ham United and Tottenham at the weekend.
"They are all important games. We have to stay online at all times. This is the most important thing I have learned. The game against Belgium should be the most important game I have played on behalf of England. Midfielder De Blau Nei will always trouble you, but for me, as long as I stand in my position, if I can help the team some offense, so much the better."
Regarding his position in the team (midfield/defender), Rice said: "I have played in West Ham for two full seasons, both played in midfield, and so far I have played every game in England. It’s the same position. So what is certain is that I will continue to play midfield in the near future, and I like this role too. It’s an honor to be selected by Southgate, but obviously I still have a lot to learn For example, in the club and the national team, our way of playing is different. Of course, I will not rule out the possibility of playing as a defender. I have the confidence to play as a central defender when I need it, and I will be able to adapt immediately."