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“A lot of people had written us off”: Declan Rice pleased after silencing doubters with Germany win

Declan Rice post match interview: England have revitalized their hopes of lifting the Euro 2020 trophy after an emphatic 2-0 victory against the mighty Germans in tonight’s Round of 16 match. The Three Lions now have a relatively easy route to the finals as they face the winners of the Sweden vs Ukraine in the quarters and the winners of Denmark vs Czech Republic in the semis (if they go through).

The stage seems to be set for the Englishmen to win their first ever European Championship and it can not get easier than this. The english fans have started chanting that “it’s coming home” and English midfielder Declan Rice has given the fans a new reason to rejoice in his post match interview.

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What Declan Rice has said

Declan Rice’s post match interview

The West Ham United player is seemingly proud that he and his teammates have proved the haters wrong – especially the ones that had ‘written them off’. Speaking to BBC One after the match, he said: “It’s incredible, a lot of people had written us off in the group stage.”

“Complaints about the performances, not scoring enough but we want to put people wrong, with a full house everyone had the fire in the belly to one, knock Germany out and two, progress in the tournament.

“Maturity comes in, you have had a yellow card and you have to stay composed and focused.

“Raheem Sterling is proving so many people wrong, scoring so many goals. Harry Kane is made for the big occasions, scoring the goal that put the game to bed.”

Declan Rice gave an outstanding performance in tonight’s match against Germany

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England defender Harry Maguire added: “It’s a magnificent moment for myself, the team, the fans. It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone in this country so to put smiles back on faces, at home and here in the stadium, is to enjoy a great moment, a feeling.

“We’re not done with it yet, though, because we’ve got another big game on Saturday.”

Gareth Southgate’s men will now take on the winners of the match between Ukraine and Sweden as mentioned earlier, and can be easily be deemed to be the favourites to win the match.

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