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DECLAN RICE is good enough to play for England and would be in the squad by now if he’d chosen to play for us.
But what exactly is he waiting for? If you have to spend this long thinking about which country you wish to play for, maybe you’re just not that keen.
He’s already played for Republic of Ireland and at least Martin O’Neill has said he wants him. I don’t remember Gareth Southgate saying that publicly.
It might be hard for him to go back and play for Ireland now after missing so many games thinking about his future.He’s going to have his commitment questioned whatever he does, and I think he’s been very badly advised.
But he would be welcomed back I’m sure if he did choose Ireland. They need the players, and haven’t exactly been pulling up trees lately.
I just think he needs to make his choice. It has become a saga and it needs to end. You can’t keep stringing everybody along. He’s done well for West Ham this season playing in midfield and he looks a real talent. But it might start to affect him if he doesn’t decide soon.