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West Ham Star Backs Ravel Morrison For England World Cup Squad

Hammers youngster backed to earn England call.

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West Ham youngster Ravel Morrison has been backed by his club team-mate Joe Cole to earn a call-up to the England squad for next summer’s World Cup, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has made great strides this season, becoming a key player for Sam Allardyce’s side and is being talked up as the next big thing in English football.

Cole, a former England international himself, believes Morrison has shown all the attributes to make the step up to international football, and says with current manager Roy Hodgson showing faith in young players, he has a chance to play at the World Cup.

“He’s 20 now,” said Cole. “That’s young but I think Theo (Walcott) went at 17 and I was 19.

“He’s got a chance. I think any English players will be thinking they have a chance. Certainly the young ones because Roy has come out and said he’s going to go with youth over experience.

“His attitude is spot-on. He loves football, which I look for in a player the most. He loves his football. You can see the joy when he’s playing.”

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