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13-10-2021 | 14:29 Football

Declan Rice makes "pathetic" claim after England's surprise draw with Hungary

Declan Rice claims Loic Nego was "pathetic" for his part in the incident which saw Hungary awarded a controversial first-half penalty against England. The Three Lions picked up a 1-1 draw with Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night. Rolland Sallai opened the scoring for Hungary through a penalty strike, after Luke Shaw's attempted clearance, that was closed down by Nego in the penalty area. However, just a few minutes later John Stones equalised the score, handing both sides an equal point. And Rice suggested he has seen them given, he took aim at Nego for what he perceived as more than a small dose of play acting.
He told ITV: "Look, when you put your foot up that high - the way he went down was a bit pathetic if I’m being honest, he’s holding his head - if you put your foot up like that now it’s a penalty but I’m going to say it’s not."
On the performance overall, the West Ham midfielder added:
"You can say it’s poor because we drew the game but we dominated. Silly penalty to give away, had to keep our heads, keep playing but we just couldn’t find that killing touch at the end to get the win.   "You sometimes have to give credit to how the opposition set-up. Hungary were much better than they were when we played them away.   “They were really tight, compact, worked hard when you play against low-blocks, it’s hard for our attacking players to create stuff but still think we did enough to win the game."
The Three Lions are leading the Group I standings with 20 points and are yet two games to play to get a chance for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Source - Mirror Join us on Telegram!/ Follow us on Twitter!

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