West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini believes Declan Rice has the potential to become better than Javier Mascherano during the prime of his career. The midfielder has enjoyed a sublime season for the east London outfit this term and this has already earned him his maiden call-up to the England national team.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Lanzini praised the progress of Rice in the past 20 months and suggested that he has the credentials to become a better footballer than compatriot Mascherano, he said: “Declan for me is the hero of the team. He is a very young player, but it is as if he has played 200 games. He is amazing.