David Moyes discussed the form of West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen, when speaking on Sky Sports yesterday, and Micah Richards responded.
The 25-year-old Hammers star has been in exceptional form this season, especially over the past six weeks or so.
Bowen has been a driving force behind West Ham’s impressive 2021/22 campaign thus far.
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Signed from Hull City for just £22 million back in January 2020 (The Guardian), the powerful, pacy winger has bagged 18 goals and 20 assists in 83 games for the Hammers. This term, he’s racked up nine goals and 10 assists in 31 games (Transfermarkt).
Bowen has reached an entirely new level this season and he undoubtedly has the talent, ability and potential to keep getting better and better.
David Moyes makes Jarrod Bowen claim and Micah Richards responds
West Ham boss David Moyes is clearly a huge fan of Jarrod Bowen. He plays him week-in, week-out after all!
The Scot was speaking to Sky Sports yesterday afternoon and responded when asked just how good Bowen has been for West Ham this season (Sunday January 16th, 1:41pm):
“I think he can continue to improve, he’s still young enough to keep moving on. He’s gone on to another level at the moment. He’s playing very well. He needs to keep his goals and assists up.”
And Micah Richards responded immediately after:
“Bowen is the one who’s really caught my eye for West Ham this season. He just continues to get better and better. The more I watch him the more I think he’s becoming the real deal. What I like about him as well though is that he really works hard for the team. His link-up play and he’s always willing to run in behind. This season, he’s been my Hammer of the Year.”
Perhaps Moyes and Richards praising Bowen backfired, however.
The 25-year-old did score against Leeds yesterday, but he missed an absolute sitter in the dying moments of the game.
With the goal gaping from two yards out, Jarrod chose to chest Michail Antonio’s cross rather than head it and sent the ball flying over the bar.
It was a horrendous miss but it’s so hard to criticise Bowen.
Alongside Declan Rice, he has been far and away our best player this season. Bowen’s work-ethic can be matched by nobody else in the top flight but he possesses exceptional quality as well.
Yesterday was an off-day for West Ham. Bowen’s miss late on typified our performance in general.
That’s football and it happens sometimes. What’s important now for the Hammers and Jarrod Bowen is bouncing back against Manchester United on Saturday.