By Sam Stone

31st May, 2022 | 8:40pm

Jarrod Bowen makes concerning West Ham United admission after England call-up

West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has admitted he wants “to play with the best” after his first international call up for England.

The ex-Hull winger could make his England debut as Gareth Southgate’s side take on Hungary in the Nations League on Saturday [4 June].

After his call up alongside teammate Declan Rice, Bowen has made no secret of his desire to play with the best players.

As quoted by the Newham Recorder on Tuesday [31 May], Bowen said: “Of course, I want to be playing with the best players.

“I want to play with Declan [Rice] at my club and my country as well.”

Rice has, of course, been strongly linked with a move away from the London Stadium.

West Ham take note

Even though Bowen’s comments are fairly innocuous there needs to be a realisation that if the Hammers don’t make drastic improvements to their squad they will lose their best players.

Bowen and Rice have the ability to be playing Champions League football at present.

If Bowen makes an impact on the international stage his stock will only rise further and interest will grow.

Furthermore, he will start to believe he can perform at the highest level and deserves to perform at the highest level.

Bowen and Rice would love to achieve their ambitions at West Ham, but there needs to be a realisation at The London Stadium, that if they don’t improve the squad then their stars will depart.

A footballer’s career is short and the best players don’t want to be fighting it out in the UEFA Conference League.

David Moyes has got to be backed this summer so the Irons can begin to surround Bowen and Rice with real quality that will take the Hammers to the next level.

In other West Ham news, a key West Ham man has humiliated himself with a series of off the mark rants

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