Bowen Upbeat Despite England Woes

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Jarrod Bowen remains unfazed by the recent flurry of criticism following England’s draw with Denmark in last week’s match. It would have been easy for the Hammers wide-man to have become disaffected by the social media backlash against Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.

However, it’s clear that Bowen is still absolutely buzzing to be involved in the summer football extravaganza despite the negativity surrounding the team.

As a newcomer to international tournaments, the West Ham United attacker is participating in his first major event, UEFA Euro 2024, this summer. He’s already made his mark coming off the bench in England’s initial matches against Serbia and Denmark.

In the match against Serbia last Sunday, Bowen was substituted in with 14 minutes remaining, helping England maintain their 1-0 lead and nearly securing an assist when Harry Kane’s header from his cross hit the crossbar.

Four days later, as England looked to break a 1-1 tie against Denmark, Bowen entered the game in the 69th minute.

“It’s a privilege to represent your country at any level, but participating in a significant tournament adds another layer,” he commented.

“These two matches have been great opportunities for me to step in—securing a win in the first and contributing defensively in the second, while also trying to make a difference,” Bowen reflected.

“I believe the key role for a substitute is to inject a boost of energy into the game, and being involved in both matches has really boosted my confidence.

“The seasoned players emphasise the importance of being prepared for any opportunity, because you never know when it might arise,” he added.

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