Grady Dianna and Declan Rice, the Academy of Football graduates spoke of their pride post being awarded Premier League Footballs for the first time. The West Ham United duo made it to the highest levels of English football as they were rewarded with special commemorative balls which were given by Terry Westley, the Academy Director, ex-Hammer Carlton Cole and the Game Program Manager of Premier League James Westlake in Rush Green. The duo made a great winning start with Diangana being handed his first game by Manuel Pellegrini in the 3-1 victory recently over Manchester United while Rice made his bow in a 2-1 victory at Burnley in 2017.
As far as Diangana is concerned, he is determined to stay with the plans made by Pellegrini. He is grateful for the opportunity as it is something he did not really aim for. He had to be patient to build his game gradually and progress the game. Well, it is coming all together at the right time. Although he had a minor back injury during the game, and he did pick up with a few best runs in under 23-s. Now Rice believes he can make a difference in the ream and thing would definitely seem great.