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Rice admits West Ham ‘need to do better.’

Declan Rice says West Ham ‘need to do better’ after they were beaten 2-0 at home to Everton.

Goals from Kurt Zouma and Bernard handed Everton a comfortable win at the London Stadium, with Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini admitting the defeat was the worst of his reign so far.

Midfielder Rice, who made his senior England debut last week, agrees with his boss admitting his side’s performance was not good enough.

“It wasn’t good enough for us from the first minute to the last,” he told West Ham’s official website.

“Everton could have had five of six goals. We were too slow, too lethargic and they were first to every ball.

“We din’t even create a chance – that sums it up, we lost and didn’t get the three points to get to seventh.

“It’s been an up and down season. We had a bad start, then gained some form and it’s been like that.

“With the squad we’ve got we should be [aiming for] seventh and every chance we’ve had to move seventh we’ve lost and ruined that opportunity. We need to do better.”

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