Jarrod Bowen, who won his 7th cap for the Three Lions on Tuesday against Belgium, was proud of his showing in an England shirt but disappointed at what he thought was his first international goal being chalked off.

The Hammers forward, who has been in exceptional form with 18 goals in all competitions so far this season, thought he had scored his first goal in an England shirt 27 minutes in against Belgium on Tuesday night. Bowen headed home from Declan Rice’s flick on, but unfortunately his celebrations were cut short as the goal was disallowed and ruled to be offside.

Belgium were ahead eleven minutes in thanks to a goal from Youri Tielemans, Gareth Southgate’s side were quick to respond however as Ivan Toney scored from the penalty spot just six minutes later to mark his first England start with a goal. Tielemans scored his second of the game to put Belgium back in front before half time, in the dying moments of second half injury time, Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham equalised to make it 2-2 and to prevent England from losing back to back games.

Speaking after the game about his frustration at his goal being chalked off Bowen said to the club’s Official Website: “I’m really disappointed with the goal (being disallowed) as it didn’t cross my mind and didn’t think I was offside in the slightest, but as soon as the referee was checking it, I knew it was going to be disallowed.”

Despite his disappointment, Bowen expressed his pride at his performances for Gareth Southgate’s side against Brazil and Belgium, the West Ham forward said: “That’s probably the most disappointing thing tonight, that I didn’t come away with a goal, but the two performances that I have put in I’m really happy with.” Going on to add: “It’s the sort of impact I’m trying to make, and you’ve got to do that and try showcase yourself as much as possible. I feel like I’ve done that in a positive way.”

With Bowen two goals away from a 20 goal season for West Ham, a strong end to the season in the remaining fixtures will put the Hammers forward in with an excellent chance of working his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans for the Euros this summer.