Midfielder Declan Rice has said he will be judged on the trophies he wins with Arsenal, not his individual performances. The former West Ham captain has made clear his objectives with the London club, stressing the importance of winning trophies. In a recent interview, Rice was asked about his target and why he joined Arsenal. The player replied:
"To win trophies. That's why the players we have are here. You only have one career and in the end you want it to be judged by how many trophies you've won. I know this team is hungry to win trophies. We are young, hungry and full of energy. From last season, they have learned a lot, and this year, with all the competitors we will face there is only one goal. It's about winning, not just participating."
Rice also expressed once again his conviction that choosing Arsenal was the right decision for him:
"I had a good feeling from the beginning. I have only been here for 10 days and I feel like my choice has been worth it. Individually there are many things I want to add to my game. I want to improve, play better and learn different things. I think Mikel can bring out the best in me."
Rice also praised the fact that he will play in the Champions League:
"It will be the best thing. In football it is the top. Not many players have the opportunity to play in the Champions League. To have this chance to wear the Arsenal shirt and hear that anthem will be special... I think this club deserves to be in the Champions League and have the big nights, I can't wait to experience it."