The Ireland manager has spoken on this debate but believes the youngster only needs to understand the importance of playing for the national teamIreland national team coach Martin O’Neill believes at the end, youngster Declan Rice will end up playing for his country and not for England.The London-born footballer is thinking about playing for his adoptive country, Ireland, or his native nation, England.O’Neill spoke about Irish footballer James McClean’s tweet that started the whole debate.McClean tweeted last week that “representing your country should be an honor and a proud moment”, in relation to the Rice’s doubts.Rice tips Mount for greater things Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Declan Rice says that Mason Mount is going to match the exploits of Frank Lampard when he was in his prime during his playing…But the Irish manager has said that “James has spoken to Declan Rice. James is very strongly in favor of him coming. Very strong.”“He sent a text message strongly in support of Declan coming here.”“Declan has made a great impression here. He has done very well at senior level, as he has done at underage level,” he explained according to RTÉ Sport.“I’ve not spoken to Declan directly. I have obviously spoken to the family, but Declan is taking a little bit of time.”“Obviously, we are very, very keen to have him,” he concluded.
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