Jarrod Bowen commented on the Mark Noble penalty miss after West Ham lost 2-1 to Manchester United yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday’s defeat to Manchester United was a really hard one to take for the Hammers.
Mark Noble’s penalty miss in the 95th minute really was the worst way that the game could have ended for West Ham.
Hopefully the players bounce back quickly.
The Hammers are a mentally strong team if nothing else under David Moyes. That new-found mentality and belief will now be tested to the limit after the farcical ending to yesterday’s game at the London Stadium.
Jarrod Bowen backs Mark Noble after penalty miss
David Moyes chose to bring the 34-year-old West Ham captain on from the bench to take the spot-kick in the dying moments of the game.
The decision backfired after David de Gea saved the penalty – the first time the Spaniard had done that in 40 attempts.
Bowen told WHUFC.com that Noble has the full backing of the Hammers squad, however:
“You ask anyone about West Ham, and they say Mark Noble. He is the face of this Club and he has been for however many years he’s been here. Today was nothing. He’s come on and he’s hit the target, and it’s a good save. It’s a 50/50 chance when you take a penalty, and these things happen in football unfortunately.”
Bowen is right. Noble did nothing wrong really. The blame lies with Moyes.
Bringing on players to take penalties after zero involvement in the game never works…Gareth Southgate proved that with his substitutions during the EURO 2020 final between England and Italy.
West Ham just need to move on, and fast. We have so many vitally important games on the horizon. And if the players dwell on yesterday’s events, it could end up being really costly.