Moyes puts Bowen England call-up thoughts on line at last


By Hughie Southon

David Moyes seemed uncomfortable and awkward when asked about Jarrod Bowen’s call up before the match against Freiburg on Thursday evening.

The TNT Sport reporter asked a seemingly harmless question on the subject which drew a frosty response from the Hammers boss who made it clear he was in no mood to do so.

As we wrote earlier it was a bizarre response to a simple question but thankfully he has had second thoughts on it since and gave his view on the No 20’s call up since.

There can be little doubt after his brilliant start to the season that he thoroughly deserves to be involved , just as James Ward-Prowse can consider himself unlucky not to be.

Moyes made it clear that Jarrod is maturing with his all-round play and said that he was thrilled he had been called up by England.

Speaking at the Newcastle pre-match presser he declared: “He works really hard never misses a day’s training and puts himself out there every day and practices to do what he does best. 

He is scoring goals for us. We played him last night as a centre-forward. And he is beginning to become a lot more talented as a player all-round. 

You have to remember this is a player who started at Hereford and then played at Hull City and has now stepped up [to the Premier League]. It is great when you see boys step through the leagues and he is doing brilliantly well here at the moment.”

You see Moysie it wasn’t that difficult was it?

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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