The Sun writer Etienne Fermie handed Declan Rice a 6/10 match rating for his performance for England in the UEFA Nations League.
The Three Lions closed out a disappointing campaign with a 3-3 draw against Germany at Wembley on Monday night.
Rice played the full 90 minutes as England fought from two goals down to take the lead with Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Harry Kane all on target.
However, Kai Havertz’s equaliser late on meant that England finished winless as they were relegated to League B.
Rice’s fortunes with West Ham seemingly carried into his exploits with the country as his winless run continued while on international duty.
Writing for The Sun, Fermie awarded the Hammers’ midfielder a 6/10 rating for his part in the 3-3 thriller and justified it with the following comment: ‘A mixed outing for the West Ham star.
‘Rice produced a few superb passes and interceptions, but also found himself flummoxed by Jamal Musiala more than once.’
The Irons’ captain lost possession seven times on the night and only managed to complete one of his three dribbles (SofaScore).
However, he did lead the team in tackles alongside midfield partner Jude Bellingham (4) as the two put in a tireless shift, despite failing for the large part to get to grips with Joshua Kimmich and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan.
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old has still been the east Londoners’ joint-best performer so far this season with an average 6.82 WhoScored match rating.
Excluding European games, Rice has now lost on each of his last five appearances for club and country and will be hellbent on turning West Ham’s form around as they welcome Wolves for a must-win game this weekend.