West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen should not be discarded by the England manager, despite injury ruling him out of a national team call-up.
Bowen has been in incredible form for the Hammers so far this season, playing a pivotal role in helping the club reach the Europa League finals and stay in contention for a top-six finish.
The skillful winger has taken his game to another level, and has the second highest amount of goal contributions out of any English player in the Premier League, second to only Harry Kane.
Twelve goals and 11 assists in all competitions has launched him onto England manager Gareth Southgate’s radar, with various reports suggesting that he could have earned a national team call up for this month’s international break.
However, after receiving a foot injury during West Ham’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, Bowen has since been sidelined and subsequently missed out on Southgate’s current England squad.
Now, almost a month later, Bowen could potentially return to the side to face Everton this weekend, giving the squad and supporters a massive boost ahead of their quarter-final Europa League clash against Lyon as well.
However, having been in such good form this season for the club, Bowen should not be disregarded by Southgate ahead of the next round of fixtures in June.
Despite the England squad having a number of flourishing options on the wing ahead of the next selection dates, no-one else has come close to the form of Jarrod Bowen over the past few months and it would be an incredible shame if Southgate chooses to overlook him.
Of course the 25-year-old must continue to prove why he deserves to be selected but having been so close before, it seems fitting that he gets the chance to prove himself in future games.
Jarrod Bowen’s record speaks for itself and, alongside his work rate and passion on the pitch, the young English talent definitely has a point to prove upon his return from injury in the coming matches.