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Morrison tipped for step-up

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole believes team-mate Ravel Morrison has all the attributes to become a future star for England.

Last Updated: 27/10/13 at 06:35 Post Comment

Ravel Morrison: West Ham youngster has made a good start to the season

Ravel Morrison: West Ham youngster has made a good start to the season

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Morrison has made an impressive start to the campaign, earning his first England U21 caps and scoring twice in the recent 5-0 victory over Lithuania at Portman Road.

Cole, during his first spell with the Hammers, and Arsenal winger Theo Walcott both earned their full international debuts as teenagers.

And the 31-year-old is confident Morrison is developing well with the World Cup in mind, and England manager Roy Hodgson keen to promote youngsters.

"He's 20 now," said Cole. "That's young but I think Theo 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.

"You can see him listening when you're talking to him. He's got a great attitude and that's why he is where he is."

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