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Pablo Fornals claims it would be ‘disrespectful’ if West Ham teammate Jarrod Bowen fails to make the England squad


It would be disrespectful to West Ham if Jarrod Bowen was not included in the upcoming England squad for the friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast, according to teammate Pablo Fornals.

Bowen has been in brilliant form for the Hammers this season, as David Moyes' side looked like they were putting up a valiant charge for a top 4 place in the Premier League. While they have since fallen off, the winger's form has not.

However, he picked up an injury in their most recent defeat against Liverpool, which is likely to see him miss the first leg of his sides's Europa League tie with Sevilla this Thursday.

Should he be fit, however, Fornals has suggested that there is no chance that he shouldn't be picked by Gareth Southgate based on his current form.

'Jarrod when he came was outstanding for us. He's in unbelievable shape right now', Fornals told CBS Sport. 'It would be disrespectful for West Ham if he's not in the next England squad.'

Big Questions for Gareth Southgate

Major questions surround the England squad for the upcoming games, with plenty of players in the frame for call ups, and plenty of big calls about who may be dropped.

Marcus Rashford's poor form has seen him likely to miss out of the squad for the March internationals, while fellow Red Devil Jadon Sancho missed out on the last international squad.

Harry Maguire's form is also a major cause for concern, with the Manchester United captain making mistake after mistake in the Manchester United defence.

Meanwhile, the form of players not in the initial squad for the last internationals, such as Bowen, Conor Gallagher, Emile Smith Rowe, Ben White and Harvey Barnes, means that competition for places is as competitive as it has ever been.

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Ben Browning

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