I’m young.. I’ll make mistakes.. it’s all a leaning process to get to the top. thank you too the fans again who were brilliant❤⚒ ready to bounce back next week.
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) April 22, 2018
The 19-year-old was responsible for conceding a crucial goal on the 82nd minute that changed the complexion of the game.
Instead of heading the ball away, he chose to duck and the cross from Ramsey led to Arsenal’s second goal when it was 1-1.
Rice was then criticised by the Hammers boss David Moyes as well. However, the West Ham fans were not impressed with the manager’s reaction to Rice’s mistake.
West Ham fans responded with words of support for the young defender. They also criticised the manager for publicly lashing out at a young player.
The young defender has had a good season overall and he will be looking to put this behind him now. Rice tweeted that he is still very inexperienced and he is likely to make mistakes in future as well. He also explained that it is a learning process.
Here is how the fans responded to Rice’s tweet.
Head up, as long as you learn from it that’s all that matters
— Billy (@Billy_WHUFC) April 22, 2018
1 mistake out of many, many mature performances you have given over the season isn’t worth even losing a second of sleep over, Rio used to make errors here & there & he turned out to be a World Class Centre back, you’re gonna be the same !
— Lee Sifford ⚒ (@lee_sifford) April 22, 2018
There is not a single West Ham fan placing any blame on you Declan. ⚒
— Vincent White (@Vincenzo_White) April 22, 2018
You’re one of us. Part of our family, forget about the mistake! We go again Next Week COYI
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) April 22, 2018
You’ve been outstanding this season Declan 👏🏻 On to the next game 👊🏻⚒⚽ #COYI
— hollseey (@hollseey) April 22, 2018
Keep moving forward mate you have been brilliant mate a couple of mistakes won’t define your season
— Dan Lawless ⚒ (@TheLawless) April 22, 2018