Footage of Declan Rice celebrating England’s second goal vs Germany has emerged and he didn’t let cramp stop him soaking in the moment.
Harry Kane buried a header in the 86th minute to give the Three Lions a 2-0 lead and seal their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
Inside Wembley, wild scenes ensued, with Kane’s teammates swarming him in the corner – but Rice was unable to join them.
The West Ham United player was visibly in pain, but he managed to go a few paces before dropping on his knees in a Platoon-like fashion.
Even if England win the whole damn thing, Declan Rice succumbing to cramp while trying to join the goal celebration will forever be the highlight of these Euros
— Richard Innes (@bigrichinnes) June 30, 2021
The cramp was worth it in the end🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/eX0F3TcSwW
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) June 30, 2021
Rice gleefully gazed up at the sky before turning over and extending his leg.
After an outstanding performance with Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson replaced the 22-year-old seconds later.
He was booked within the first ten minutes, but he remained composed for the rest of the game.
Fans have reacted to the footage and they think Rice has all the makings of a future England captain.
Gave his all as always.
— HammerTone⚒️ (@tone_hammer) June 30, 2021
Look at the boy @_DeclanRice 😂 left it all out there on the pitch! #ItsComingHome 🏴 https://t.co/I7L6rJd8Gp
— Jack Sammoutis (@jacksammoutis) June 30, 2021
Ricey boy was done out https://t.co/JNNZ2770F5
— Jake Chaplin (@jakechaps_) June 30, 2021
Nah I love this guy man https://t.co/iZRLl0QDYj
— RAHEEM THE DREAM🏴🏴 (@Ruffalinhoo) June 30, 2021
Haha that’s quality. Wanted to join in celebration https://t.co/7cma7eYKqE
— andy lakin (@Andylakin8) June 30, 2021
Rice spoke following the game and admitted it was ‘incredible’ to knock out Germany on home soil in front of a crowd.
“It’s history, all the players have been asked about the previous games with Germany but today we created our own bit of history,” he said per Manchester Evening News.
“Gary Neville was saying these things don’t come round often and we took the most of that opportunity and it was a pleasure to be out there.”
|Image Credit: PA|
|Image Credit: PA|
He continued: “It’s incredible. A lot of people, if you look at the group stage, have written us off not scoring enough goals, you read a lot of it then put it to the back of your mind and want to prove people wrong.
“Tonight in front of a full house, everyone had that fire in their belly. For one, knock Germany out and two get us through to the next round.”
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