Matt Jarvis shows form that earned him England call-up for Hammers
West Ham United’s Matt Jarvis
showed he’s ready to fight his way back into the international scene during a 3-1 pre-season defeat of Hamburg on Tuesday.
The Hammers’ winger was at the heart of all three goals, delivering two corners for Alou Diarra and James Tomkins to head home before winning a penalty on the stroke of half-time, which allowed former England U18
international Ravel Morrison
to score from the spot.
Jarvis joined Sam Allardyce’s squad from Wolves in January 2013. It was at his former club where he won his sole England cap to date, appearing as a substitute against Ghana at Wembley in February 2011
Staff at Upton Park are clearly impressed with Jarvis’ form. Following the Hamburg victory, assistant manager Neil McDonald told West Ham’s website: "Matt Jarvis was in excellent form.
"He got at his man, he crossed the ball, he took his man on and he drove into the box. That's what we've been trying to get him to do since he came to the football club.
"Hopefully the penny's dropped and we'll have a few more performances like that where he's creating goals and setting chances up for everybody."
West Ham continue their pre-season tour of Germany when they travel to Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.