First England call-up means ‘the whole lot’ to Bowen


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Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice at England training
Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice have been key gamers for West Ham over the previous yr

West Ham ahead Jarrod Bowen says incomes his first England call-up is a childhood dream come true.

Bowen scored 12 Premier League targets final season and was rewarded with a spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming Nations League fixtures.

“It’s the whole lot,” mentioned the 25-year-old.

“It’s the whole lot you dream of whenever you’re rising up and to get the decision, clearly it’s an honour and a privilege.”

Bowen started his profession within the Nationwide League with Hereford earlier than transferring to Hull in 2016 and ultimately getting his Premier League likelihood with West Ham in January 2020.

Southgate mentioned final week that his call-up for the video games towards Hungary, Germany and Italy was overdue and that he would have been in consideration for the final worldwide window in March however for harm.

Bowen is joined within the England squad by Hammers captain Declan Rice, who has been linked with a transfer away from the London Stadium.

“I do not see it as a distraction for Dec,” added Bowen.

“I’ve seen how good he’s, on the Euros and this season he has gone onto one other stage. You wish to play with one of the best gamers and I wish to play with him at my membership and with England as effectively.”

Bowen has been known as up for the primary time simply months earlier than Southgate will identify his squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“In fact I’ve considered it [the World Cup],” Bowen admitted.

“For me it’s not about simply to come back and go, it’s my first camp. The Nations League is a superb event as effectively and also you wish to achieve success in each event.”

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