West Ham's Declan Rice says Arsenal goal came after team-mates kept urging him to shoot
Last Updated: 13/01/19 1:05pm
Declan Rice revealed how his West Ham team-mates have been urging him to try his luck in front of goal after he finally opened his account against Arsenal.
Rice, who turns 20 on Monday, grabbed his first career goal on his 55th appearance for the Hammers.
"I can't put it into words," Rice told the club's website. "I think you could see on my face how much it meant to me.
"And the way the team celebrated, how much it meant to them for me to score as well, as they've all been on at me to score and start shooting more.
"To get the three points, to beat Arsenal and for me to score is unbelievable.
"Samir set it back and I knew I was in the box but I didn't really know where the goal was because I was stood side-on. It was a clean strike, a clean connection and there were a lot of bodies in the way and it went right into the top corner.
"You could see from the celebration I probably didn't know what to do, but I'm delighted!"