Michael Owen has admitted to being stunned by Jarrod Bowen’s West Ham season after he went to a ‘completely totally different degree’ to earn an England debut.

Bowen was named within the England beginning lineup to face Hungary [June 4] after notching 12 targets and ten assists within the Premier League through the 2021/22 marketing campaign to assist the Hammers to a seventh place end.

However Owen and former Arsenal girls’s winger Jordan Nobbs had been talking on Channel 4 ahead of the sport and couldn’t sing his praises sufficient, with Nobbs calling him a ‘nightmare’ for defenders.

“It’s very particular as a result of he hasn’t performed for any of the youth groups for England, so this actually is the primary time he’s obtained these Three Lions on his chest,” Owen mentioned. “He’ll be nervous.

“He’s had such a very good season. Not that many gamers that impulsively simply change of their mid-20’s and simply change into an unbelievable participant.

“Don’t get me improper he’s at all times been good, however this season he’s gone to a completely totally different degree. I really like the best way he strikes from out to in.

“We’re seeing that run so many instances within the Premier League and international soccer usually, that out to in run. We see it with Mo Salah at Liverpool, it’s an actual tough run to attempt to get any person offside but in addition to defend.”

Nobbs was in settlement and claimed that run was key to him getting so many targets and assists this season.

“He’s truthfully a nightmare for defenders,” she mentioned.

“You concentrate on a winger being excessive and huge, ready for the ball. No, he’s on his toes making runs between defenders and as a substitute of being out huge he’s by in on objective to get a shot off.

“It’s a tough run to do this and he’s gone, and that’s precisely why he’s scored 12 targets this season and obtained ten assists as a result of he’s making these sorts of runs.”


Bowen has had an amazing marketing campaign and it’s nice to see him lastly get to drag on that England shirt, having missed out on his alternative in March by harm.

However the winger fought again to health and obtained straight again into type to finish the season strongly and show to Gareth Southgate that he deserved his place within the squad.

With simply 5 extra video games remaining between now and the World Cup in Qatar in November, Bowen has to make as a lot affect as he can to make sure he’s nonetheless within the squad on the finish of the 12 months.

With a lot competitors for locations, particularly in these attacking areas, Bowen can’t afford to decelerate and he ought to take all this reward with a pinch of salt to not get complacent and keep hungry.

Subsequent season he’ll proceed as one of many essential males for David Moyes on the London Stadium and that ought to give him the platform to maintain going at this degree.

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Author: Londonlad

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