Sky Sports pundit Teddy Sheringham has claimed that Jarrod Bowen may get called up to the England national team, speaking in the build-up to the Hammers’ potentially season-defining clash with Sevilla.
The Lowdown: Bowen’s injury
Hammers fans looked on in worry as Bowen was substituted off during Saturday’s match against Liverpool, as their star man suffered an apparent heel injury.
The 25-year-old had to be helped down the tunnel by two of the Irons’ medical staff, igniting fears that the damage sustained could have potentially been quite serious, especially if it was anything around the achilles.
However, West Ham have now confirmed that the winger has not suffered any significant damage in the wake of the Liverpool defeat. This has sparked hopes of seeing an almost immediate return to action, with The Athletic claiming he could miss just one or two matches.
The Latest: Sheringham’s claim
Sheringham, who featured on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, has claimed that with Marcus Rashford’s poor form, Bowen is in line for a huge personal boost.
As quoted by football.london, he said: “Rashford is having a tough time at the moment, he can’t get in the Manchester United team and Jarrod Bowen has been on fire, scoring goals and making goals. There’s a case for him being picked in the England squad with Rashford coming out if you’re doing it on recent form. There is a chance that will happen.”
The Verdict: Boost for Bowen
Getting selected for England would come as a huge boost for Bowen and his confidence, as he is clearly becoming one of the top attacking talents in the Premier League. Shining on the international stage is the obvious next step, following in the footsteps of Declan Rice.
The effect on West Ham will only be positive in the short-term too. The 25-year-old will be full of confidence heading into the Hammers’ round 16 fixtures of the Europa League against Sevilla, even if he only features in the second leg.
Bowen’s electric form, which has seen him become West Ham’s top scorer and assister this season, could carry on until the end of the campaign if he can recover quickly and play with a place in the eventual World Cup squad on the line, aiding the Irons in the push for a top four place this season.
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