Michail Antonio has made a Jarrod Bowen West Ham United training claim that might just surprise a lot of people.

Bowen was in brilliant form for West Ham last season, bagging 18 goals and 13 assists in 51 games in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Signed for around £20 million for Hull City in January 2020 (BBC), the hard-working winger has proven to be a great buy for the Hammers.

The 25-year-old’s form has fallen off the edge of a cliff this season though, and he is still yet to register a goal or an assist in seven Premier League games so far.

Bowen was recently dropped from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the game with Germany earlier this week.

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It has been a really tough season for Jarrod so far, and he will be desperate to rediscover the form that he showed on a consistent basis for West Ham last season.

He clearly has the talent, but maybe he needs to be dropped down to the bench in order for him to get the hunger back.

Much likes Antonio Conte did with Heung-Min Son a couple of weeks ago.

An in-form Jarrod Bowen makes this West Ham team a totally different animal. And Antonio’s recent comments highlight just how good the ex-Hull City ace is…

Michail Antonio raves about West Ham teammate Jarrod Bowen

Antonio was speaking on Goal’s YouTube channel and responded when asked which player has impressed him most in West Ham training:

Michail Antonio has absolutely raved about his West Ham United teammate Jarrod Bowen
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The best player in training I would say maybe Jarrod Bowen. He picks the ball up, he drives at anybody and he always finishes, he’s quality.

This may surprise a few people.

Most would think Declan Rice or someone like Lucas Paqueta would be the most impressive during training sessions.

Antonio’s comments on Jarrod Bowen just go to prove that the 25-year-old still has so much to offer West Ham.

He quite simply has to do more though. Not only is he not scoring or assisting but it seems as though he’s not putting in the shifts that he was last season either. And that’s a really big concern.

Moyes needs to drop Bowen in order to help him get back to his best. Whether he will do that for the Wolves game remains to be seen though.

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