West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen spoke exclusively to the club’s official website on Saturday, and slammed his side’s profligacy in front of goal against Arsenal.
The Hammers were incredibly unfortunate not to take anything from the game at the Emirates at the weekend.
David Moyes’s side looked far more dangerous than the Gunners throughout the course of the game.
But West Ham’s strikers spurned chance after chance. And the east Londoners left the Emirates empty handed.
The Hammers are in real relegation danger at the moment. David Moyes’s side are currently sitting in 16th spot in the Premier League table. But only a superior goal difference separates them from the bottom three.
West Ham have some incredibly tough games still remaining, with Wolves, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United all to come in their final nine fixtures.
If the Hammers are to avoid relegation, they need to be more clinical in front of goal.
And Bowen alluded to that fact, when speaking exclusively to WHUFC.com:
“It’s frustrating because we had a lot of clear-cut chances that we should have taken. We need to be more ruthless in front of goal, but again the performance levels and the work ethic were there. It’s just that final bit which is crucial. It was a case of us working hard, being disciplined without the ball, have a good shape and frustrating them. When the chances came we had to try and take them, which unfortunately we didn’t.”
It’s Wolves at home up next for West Ham.
And the likes of Bowen, Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller will need to really sharpen up in front of goal, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of beating Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
The Hammers have the quality. But whether they can produce the goods under such intense pressure between now and the end of the season remains to be seen.