The former England defender and teammate of Roy Keane Stuart Pearce has been comparing Declan Rice with the former Manchester and Irish captain Roy Keane. Pearce was on talkSPORT and was comparing the two players.
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👏 “Declan’s an absolute pleasure, such a humble man. That’s his forte!”
🔥 “I played with Roy Keane & you think did Roy have that dynamic pace?!”
Stuart Pearce hails @_DeclanRice for his qualities both on & off the pitch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ktp2MsfJSR
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 25, 2022
“You see him pick the ball up and someone shutting him down, and him driving past them as though they’re not there,” the former left-back begins.
“These are Premier League players he’s up against. You see him going to shut people down and that five yards of explosion, it’s as though the players don’t get set and they’re not ready for it, he moves that quickly over the ground.
“He’s 6 foot 2, he can get from box to box. He can finish, I think there are more goals in him that will come during his career.
“He’s an absolute pleasure, he’s so humble as a young man. That is his biggest forte for me, let alone what he does on the pitch.”
“I’ve played alongside Roy Keane and you try to compare Roy Keane to him and you think ‘well… did Roy have that dynamic sort of pace that Rice has got?’ He certainly would be up there.”