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Declan Rice has claimed his team was extra excited to knock Lyon out in the Europa League due to their behavior.
West Ham celebrated an outstanding 3-0 victory over the French side last night (April 14), dropping them out of the race with 4-1 on aggregates.
The England International admitted he saw how Moussa Dembele winked after Aaron Cresswell’s red card in the first leg and a post on Lyon’s official Twitter.
Speaking during his post-match interview via The Athletic, Rice told:
“There were a few incentives for us to go out there and win tonight.
“Obviously, Dembele winking at the camera in the first leg and then their Twitter admin somehow saying they don’t see how they’re not going to get through.
“Those things come back to bite you and we stayed quiet, put in a performance and now West Ham are in the semis. What more do we want?.