In January, Leeds’ barnstorming Jack Harrison-inspired victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium was a glimmer of hope amid a tough season.
But earlier in the campaign, the Hammers inflicted a miserable 2-1 defeat upon Leeds at Elland Road as the Whites went a sixth Premier League game without a win.
Though the afternoon ended in victory for Rice’s side, the experience made quite an impression on the England international, who insists the Elland Road atmosphere is something quite unique.
“Going to grounds such as Leeds and Everton last year, they are such tough grounds,” Rice told YouTube show Tubes and Ange’s Golf Life.
“And their players are strong men.
“Then the crowd (get behind them). It’s a tough stadium.
“Like Leeds, I have never seen anything like it. It’s proper.”
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1. Telles set for La Liga loan
Manchester United left-back Alex Telles is set to complete a loan move to join Sevilla this week. (Fabrizio Romano)
2. Everton deal for Gueye on track
Everton are reportedly now ‘on track’ to sign Idrissa Gueye, with talks ‘ongoing’ for the midfielder. (Alan Nixon)
3. Vardy attracting interest
Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Jamie Vardy’s situation at Leicester City ahead of a potential summer move. (90min)
4. De Tomas price set
Espanyol are willing to take as little as £20.9m for Newcastle United linked striker Raul de Tomas. (Estadio Deportivo)