West Ham and England star Declan Rice will copy a famous celebration if scores at the World Cup.
The midfielder put in an exceptional performance in the Three Lions opener against Iran helping them win 6-2.
However, Rice did not score but if he does in the tournament, expect West Ham fans to go wild.
Declan Rice is set to copy a much loved West Ham celebration if he nets in the World Cup 2022 for England.
Rice confirmed ahead of the tournament that he would copy former Hammer’s captain Kevin Nolan’s iconic chicken dance celebration.
The No.41 said: “I did promise Nolan – my next goal – I’d run off and do the chicken.”
But in the end Rice admitted: “I think I’d end up doing ten celebrations at once.”
Nolan is now an assistant to manager David Moyes at West Ham.
On playing in Qatar, Rice admitted it was a long-term goal. He said: “It’s hard to find the words, I can’t explain it. There’s less than 250 people that have represented England at a World Cup and I’m one of them.
“To finally be here is so special. It’s hard to explain what it actually means. I think when you play the games and you are on the pitch, that’s when I think I’ll be able to speak about it. It’s all a bit of a blur at the minute.”
Rice is attracting attention from a number of clubs and West Ham could sell him this summer if he is no closer to signing a new deal.
But for now he is focusing on glory in Qatar and he revealed England’s recent bad form is inspiring them to put it right, Rice said: “There were a lot of doubts about us before the tournament. There has been a lot of talk about us not winning in our last six matches.
“By our standards, with the players we have got, we know that it hasn’t been good enough.
“But this was a World Cup stage and you could see there was a fire in our bellies.
“We wanted to prove a lot of people wrong. People will say “it’s only Iran” but they have had some good results at past World Cups.
“In September, they beat Uruguay and drew with Senegal. It was a real positive performance but we can’t get too ahead of ourselves. It’s the USA next and they are going to be another level up.”