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West Ham whizkid Rice 'proud' of debut campaign

Declan Rice feels proud after his first senior season at West Ham United.

The 19-year-old played in 18 of West Ham's 19 Premier League contests in the second half of the season.

"I can't believe it," Rice said. "I've been around some great players. We've had a change of manager and luckily enough he's given me the chance to express myself and improve, and I've thrived on that and now I can't wait for next season to start.

"When I was going into the last two minutes of the game (vs Everton) and we were enjoying a bit of the ball, I was thinking 'I don't want this to end'. It's been a great season for me personally. It's one I can look back on very proudly."

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