By Saikat Mandal

24th May, 2022 | 5:30pm

Declan Rice and David Gold react as West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen gets England call-up

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen has been called up to the England national team after Gareth Southgate named his side for the Nations League matches against Hungary, Italy and Germany.

Bowen will join his club-teammate Declan Rice at the national camp for the first time in his career. Rice has shared a brilliant message on Twitter after the news has been confirmed.

West Ham chairman David Gold has also sent a brilliant message to both Bowen and Rice.

Rice wrote on Twitter: “Fully deserved.”

Gold wrote on Twitter: “Well done chaps, Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen, and congratulations Jarrod on your first England call up. I hope the first of many. Well deserved.”

Fully deserved

It’s a matter of great pride for the club to see two of his best players representing the national team.

Bowen has been sensational this season, managing 18 goals in all competitions for the club. He also managed 11 assists as the Hammers enjoyed a brilliant campaign.

In fact, Bowen should have been in the England side much earlier, and Gareth Southgate has confirmed that as well.

The 25-year-old, unfortunately, picked up an injury against Liverpool, and he missed the chance to play for his country.

Interestingly, Bowen does not have a single England appearance at any level, and therefore this inclusion means a lot for him and the club.

It will be interesting to see how Southgate uses him in the England team. Bowen is a versatile attacking midfielder who can play across all positions up front, but he is most effective playing behind the striker.

For the Hammers, he has often played up front as a lone striker in the absence of Michail Antonio.

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