Bowen admits he has more to prove to make England's World Cup squad

Jarrod Bowen admits he still has more to prove to Gareth Southgate to make the cut for England’s World Cup squad despite starring in the Nations League… but insists ‘I don’t want to change my approach’

  • Jarrod Bowen has caught the eye in England’s three Nations League fixtures 
  • There is a groundswell for Bowen to make the Three Lions’ World Cup squad 
  • But the forward insisted he still has it all to do to impress Gareth Southgate 

Jarrod Bowen insists he has it all to prove to Gareth Southgate if he wants to make the cut for England’s World Cup squad.

The West Ham forward has caught the eye during these Nations League fixtures, showing the same dash and energy that were the hallmarks of his displays during the most recent Premier League season.

There is a groundswell of support for Bowen to be included in the party Southgate takes to Qatar but he is not taking anything for granted and recognises there are plenty of others lurking in the wings, such as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who want to take his spot.

Jarrod Bowen insists he has more to prove to make the cut for England’s World Cup squad

‘When I came in it was all new and it was about showing what I am about on the pitch and off the pitch as a person,’ said Bowen. ‘I think I’ve done that with the game time that I’ve had. I didn’t know if I was going to play any minutes coming here.

‘You never know if you are going to play or if you’re not. I am grateful to play the minutes that I have with one game left as well. I don’t want to say that I’ve made (the World Cup squad). I don’t want to change my approach or my way of playing because it has got me here.’ 

Bowen would do his chances no harm at all if he could score against Hungary, with Gareth Southgate anxious that England have become too reliant on Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling for their goals.

‘I’ve had chances and been in positions where I am getting chances,’ said Bowen. ‘I think we are in the right positions. It’s just about converting those chances and being really ruthless.’

Bowen has caught the eye in the Three Lions’ Nations League matches despite poor results




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