Ex-Manchester United player is currently in the form of his life for both club and country.
West Ham United head coach Sam Allardyce has warned young midfielder Ravel Morrison to keep his feet on his ground, while also claiming that he does have the ability to be included in the England squad at next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The exciting 20-year-old has really caught the eye for both the east London club and the England Under-21s so far since the start of the new season, particularly in the last month.
Morrison scored a Goal of the Season contender against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League earlier this month, while he also netted a brace for his country at Under-21 level in midweek.
And now his boss at Upton Park has urged the attacking starlet to carry on his form until the end of the campaign, saying that if he does he would certainly put himself in contention for a place in England’s senior squad for next summer’s World Cup.
“If he continues to be a regular player in out first team I can’t see any reason why he wouldn’t get noticed and push that way,” Allardyce said.
“He is just starting with the Under-21s and done well, but with the level of competition there I would expect that.
“I have to be careful with the amount of publicity Rav gets, we have to continue his growth slowly and try and get him better.
“We must also make sure there is not too much distraction that can put a young man off at this stage in his career. That can happen.
“They can have their ups and downs. They can burst onto the scene, get lavished with praise and then lose their focus and dip away again. We don’t really want that.
“But he is in our team and enjoying his football with us at the moment. He has to concentrate on the next game and not think about the end of the season. Whatever happens happens.”
Morrison was regarded as something of a wasted talent after attitude problems saw him moved on by his former club Manchester United at the start of his career, though he has seemingly cleaned up his act since joining West Ham.