By Joe Ellis

9th Jan, 2022 | 8:10pm

Moyes determined to 'keep pushing' West Ham ace nearer England call-up

West Ham United star Jarrod Bowen put in another classy display as the Hammers advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Leeds.

The 25-year-old confirmed the result, scoring the Irons’ second in stoppage time as they beat Marcelo Bielsa’s side 2-0.

His manager, David Moyes, has praised the exciting winger and tips him to receive an England call-up in the near future.

“If he keeps playing at the level he’s playing at he’s going to get closer,” said Moyes in his post-match press conference, as quoted by The Independent.

“The competition is so strong in that position, but if you’ve got wide players who score goals and make assists he’s got a chance.

“Hopefully he’ll keep that pressure on Gareth [Southgate]. As a manager, you enjoy the thought of helping someone become an international.

“We’ll keep pushing Jarrod, keep trying to get him scoring and improve his game, and hopefully get him an England cap.”

It Can’t be Long

The England national team is blessed with talented attacking players so forcing your way into the conversation is an incredibly difficult task.

To oust the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and more, you need to produce an extremely high level of performance for an extended period of time.

Bowen is doing exactly that this season with six goals and eight assists for the Hammers in 21-22 so far.

Only three of those goals however have come in the Premier League where Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Demarai Gray all have more.

For Bowen to force his way into Southgate’s plans, he needs to start being a little more selfish and grab goals for himself.

Once he does that, he surely can’t be ignored any longer by the national setup and he will get that England cap he deserves.

In other West Ham news, the Irons want to sign this ‘world-class’ midfielder in January.