The morning after the big night before! West Ham captain Declan Rice wakes up with the Europa Conference League trophy after partying through the night
- West Ham clinched the Europa Conference League title on Wednesday night
- Pictures and videos of the Hammers’ wild celebrations circulated social media
- And, the morning after, Declan Rice shared a soon-to-be iconic picture online
West Ham captain Declan Rice woke up with the Europa Conference League trophy by his side, after their win over Fiorentina, before sharing a picture on social media.
The Hammers triumphed over Fiorentina – and ended their 43-year wait for a major trophy – after a late Jarrod Bowen strike wrapped up a 2-1 win for them in Prague.
A number of West Ham’s stars – including Rice – were pictured partying until the early hours of Thursday morning in the wake of their historic victory.
Reports suggested the Hammers players and staff were out until 9:15am but Rice took to social media to show fans he was well rested, as well as showing off the Conference League trophy.
In a post on his Instagram page, Rice shared an image of himself in bed and kissing the Conference League trophy, with the caption: ‘Good morning’.
Declan Rice shared a picture of himself waking up alongside the Europa Conference League trophy onto Instagram on Thursday
Rice claimed the first trophy of his professional career after West Ham’s 2-1 victory over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final
The England international sported a backwards cap and his Conference League winners medal as he lay in bed clutching onto the tournament’s trophy.
It was his second picture posted onto social media, in the wake of the victory, having shared a selfie of himself and the trophy on the pitch shortly after the final whistle.
The central midfielder has stolen headlines on Thursday morning after being pictured during their post-match celebrations late into the night.
Rice was front and centre for all of the antics and was seen skipping through the hotel lobby once they’d arrived back after the win.
And the Hammers club captain, along with manager David Moyes, was seen out and about at 4am as they celebrated the victory in Prague.
Reports later suggested that music was playing until 9:15am on Thursday morning as the West Ham stars continued their party throughout the night.
West Ham’s chairman, David Sullivan, then made revelatory statements about Rice’s future at the club and claimed the midfielder will leave in the summer window.
Rice shared an image of himself and the trophy onto his Instagram just moments after they lifted the title
The West Ham captain was spotted strolling the streets of Prague at 4am after their final win
Sullivan’s admission came just hours after Mail Sport revealed Arsenal are aiming to swiftly conclude a £90million deal for the 24-year-old England star.
Rice’s future has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks and the West Ham midfielder has also attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
The Hammers had not publicly commented on their prized asset until their season had come to a triumphant end after they beat Fiorentina to win the Europa Conference League.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday, Sullivan said: ‘I think it has to be [his last game]. We promised him he could go. He set his heart on going.’
David Sullivan (right) revealed that Rice is likely to leave the club in the summer window
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