England suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hungary on Saturday (4 June) as West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen made his Three Lions debut.
The 25-year-old winger is in his first international window with England after a incredible season on the London Stadium which noticed 12 objectives and 12 assists subsequent to his identify after the curtain got here down on the 2021-22 marketing campaign.
He wasn’t initially anticipated to begin with Phil Foden the favorite to play on the right-hand aspect however the Manchester City attacker examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier than the sport which noticed Bowen promoted to the beginning XI in Budapest.
It wasn’t to be for Gareth Southgate’s aspect because the tie was settled with a second-half penalty however Bowen impressed on his first look for his nation and Matt Upson was notably attentive to his show.
“You by no means see Jarrod Bowen give something up,” Upson mentioned on the BBC reside weblog (5:22pm). “He will get the balls that, at occasions, he appears to don’t have any proper to come up with.”
Simply the beginning
It might have only been his first sport for the Three Lions however it virtually definitely gained’t be his final as he supplied the only vibrant spark on a soulless night time for England.
He could have beloved each second of that sport, even with no crowd as a consequence of a UEFA ban on Hungary, and to play alongside his good mate and fellow West Ham star Declan Rice could have made it all of the sweeter.
Rice, after all, is an virtually ever-present for Southgate in the course of the park so his expertise of the event could have little question been handed onto Bowen who confirmed all of the composure required to be a top-drawer international participant.
The manager has to understand how good he’s in the mean time and the boldness he has after his greatest season up to now and preserve him within the aspect over the likes of Foden and others as a result of he can come good for us.
Until Manchester United all of a sudden fly to the highest of the league subsequent season, he needs to be given the nod over Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford too and Bukayo Saka is one other who can’t maintain a torch to the 25-year-old when he’s at his greatest.
In different West Ham information, this £10million Serie A ace could possibly be about to be thrown out the door to accommodate for his manager’s new tactic and the Irons wish to swoop and signal him.