Declan Rice vows to have his very first pint of beer if England wins Euro 2020 this summer, but jokes that he’ll “likely spit it out” as the West Ham star prepares for his first major tournament
England star Declan Rice has revealed how he would celebrate England’s glory at Euro 2020 with his first pint of beer.
Preparing for his first major tournament, the West Ham midfielder is expected to play a key role in Gareth Southgate’s midfield after an impressive season with the Hammers.
The Three Lions are one of the favorites for the European Championship – especially with their group matches at Wembley Stadium – as well as the semi-finals and the final if they reach it.
Declan Rice has revealed how he would celebrate England’s Euro 2020 victory this summer
The West Ham star says he will have his first beer if England wins
Hoping his first big foray into international football will be unforgettable, Rice is already imagining how he would toast his first silver cutlery – and it has been in England since 1966.
“You know what, I’ve never had a beer to this day and I’m 22! That’s the truth, ”Rice said of Goal. “I’ve never had a pint before. Don’t drink it.
‘Not really [a drinker] . But a pint? No. I know it’s off-topic, but I’ve never had a beer. People get surprised. I just don’t like the smell so I’ve never gone near it. ‘
Rice hopes to win the first trophy of his career at his first international tournament
When asked if he would try the drink if England came out victorious at Wembley on July 11th, Rice added, “Yes. I’ll try – but I’ll probably spit it out! ‘
Supporting England will be a slightly different experience this summer as Covid protocols are still in place across the country. Fans are allowed to play games with limited capacity if they can show they have received both doses of the vaccine or a rapid PCR test, while fans can also watch in pubs.
However, Rice hopes the UK can lift the rest of the restrictions if Boris Johnson gives the go-ahead to Freedom Day on June 21 – when all social distancing can be lifted, if hospital stays and deaths continue to fall.
Rice is expected to play an important role for England in midfield under boss Gareth Southgate
He hopes the lockdown can be lifted entirely this summer so fans can cheer for the team
The rise of the Indian variant has cast doubts about the day ahead – although Rice believes the nation will “buzz” if they can really cheer the team on and believes it would be of tremendous benefit to the team.
“If Boris lifts the lockdown and the games are in full swing on the 21st, the nation will be buzzing,” he added.
“All the songs will go to the pubs and of course we will play. We will all definitely feel the positive effects on the nation. “