The Hammers battled back from a goal down to beat Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to a brace from Michail Antonio.
Rice couldn’t resist hailing the 28-year-old on Twitter.
Twitter: What a performance from the boys last night! Pleasure to watch & I must say Lanziniii 4 MASSIVE games to go, we… https://t.co/GJgcczlqOc (@_DeclanRice)
Lanzini who was making his 16th Premier League outing this season – completing his first full 90 minutes – earned a Sofascore rating of 7.00 for his night’s work, finishing with a 95 per cent pass accuracy and having made two clearances.
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Richly deserved credit from Rice indeed.
Given how little Lanzini has featured, coming into a crucial game against tough opposition, the Argentine put in a sensational display.
Whether it proves to be enough to keep the ace at the London Stadium beyond the end of this season remains in doubt – however, a starring role in the final four fixtures could still be on the cards as a parting swansong.