West Ham United star Jarrod Bowen has made it perfectly clear who is responsible for the remarkable turnaround at the club.

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West Ham have made their best start to a season for five years.

But in truth the Hammers have been in fine form ever since football returned after the first national lockdown.

West Ham look a strong, organised, solid, energetic and committed outfit.

And they have married that with being dangerous going forward.

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West Ham’s remarkable turnaround

It is some turnaround from where West Ham were midway through last season.

The Hammers dropped into the bottom three after Christmas as Manuel Pellegrini’s campaign plummeted.

The east Londoners achieved survival in the disrupted campaign and have flourished so far this term.

A number of individuals have received big praise. Whether it is the transformation in Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku or the superb form of Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

Forward Michail Antonio and his supporting cast Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals have been lauded too.

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Bowen makes it clear Moyes is the key to Hammers transformation

Indeed some have attributed West Ham’s success to a change in formation made through necessity.

But Bowen has made it clear who is the main man responsible for West Ham’s revolution, manager Moyes.


Speaking to whufc.com, Bowen was full of praise for the Scot’s no-nonsense approach that has turned West Ham around.

“The gaffer wants us to run until we can’t run any more,” Bowen told whufc.com.

“He doesn’t want us to have an easy day and that’s what we need. 

“Since the games when we restarted after lockdown, that hunger, that desire has come through in our performances.  It helped us get out of the relegation battle that we didn’t want to be in, and we’ve started this season like how we ended last year. 

“We’ve put the two together and started strongly with the fixtures we’ve had.

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‘The manager brings the best out of you’

“The manager’s been really good since I’ve joined, speaking to me about all sorts of things. What I need to improve on the pitch, or what I could do in the gym, what I could do in my spare time. 

“To have the arm around your shoulder from the manager brings the best out of you. 

“He said that when I joined, that he wants me to play. The way he’s been with me and dealt with me has been really key to how I’ve settled in.”

Long may it continue.

And West Ham’s next item on the agenda is surely a new deal for the boss as his contract expires in the summer.

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