David Moyes has put Declan Rice again on penalty responsibility after Jesse Lingard’s miss in West Ham’s 2-Zero win over Leeds.
The Manchester United loanee opened the scoring for the Hammers from the spot when he tucked dwelling the rebound from his saved penalty within the 21st minute.
Craig Dawson doubled West Ham’s lead seven minutes later as Moyes’ aspect made it eight wins from 11 Premier League matches.
Rice is West Ham’s designated penalty taker and when requested by Sky Sports activities presenter Dave Jones why he didn’t take it towards Leeds, the England midfielder replied: “I knew you have been going to chuck that one in!
“The gaffer has simply battered me within the dressing room! Me and Jesse spoke, we’ve been practising them in coaching collectively.
“He mentioned to me, ‘can I take it?’ I’m not one to be egocentric. There was a little bit of controversy with the final penalty. I used to be assured with him to go up and take the ball.
“If he would have missed that, there would have been a backlash on me. However I used to be assured in Jesse’s means to place the ball away.
“I’m not a participant that’s going to be like ‘give me the ball’. I simply wished Jesse to have the ball, do his personal factor, not get in his mind and dispatch the ball away.”
Final month, Lingard gained a penalty in a 3-Zero win towards Sheffield United, which Rice ended up taking and changing, regardless of the previous’s pleas to step up.
This time, Rice let Lingard take the duty from the spot given the 28-year-old had been tripped by Leeds defender Luke Ayling contained in the field.
Nonetheless, Rice burst out laughing when revealing Moyes has advised him he shall be taking the following penalty.
He added: “The gaffer has simply mentioned in there it’s positively me once more!
“For the following one I’m going to must say, ‘Jesse, give me the ball’. So I’ll be glad to take the following one.”