Published 17 November 2022 2 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Declan Rice opens up the Lions' Den in Qatar

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

The Three Lions' midfielder was our first guest of the Lions' Den with M&S Food live from the England team base in Qatar

England's Declan Rice was the first member of the squad to visit the Lions' Den with M&S Food as the new series kicked-off on Thursday afternoon.

Coming live from the squad's base in Doha, host Josh Denzel was joined by the Three Lions midfielder as preparations for this winter's tournament continues.

And Rice couldn't hide his excitement to be involved with England's opening group game against Iran on Monday 21 November now just days away.

"From the moment we got to St. George's, that's when it hit, we're going to the World Cup," he admitted.

"Because of the Premier League, there's been that many games there's not been that chance to switch our mindset but as soon as we got to St. George's and Gareth spoke it was like goose bump stuff.

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Episode 1 | Lions' Den With M&S Food

Declan Rice, Guvna B & Daniel were our first guests on the 2022 series of the Lions' Den

"This is a World Cup we're going to, what a privileged position we're in and we're honoured.

"And once you're on the plane, we've seen England teams over the years travelling to different locations and to finally be here is so special.

"There's less than 250 people who have represented England at a World Cup and now we're part of that."

The Lions' Den with M&S Food will be live daily and available on the official England YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.