Bowen: “I love this club and it’s a privilege to play here”

Bowen was punched in face for the penalty

Bowen loves West Ham by Hughie Southon

Jarrod Bowen finds it hard to believe that he has risen from joining at the time were in the battle to remain in the Premier League to where he is today – facing a European Final.

Bowen joined West Ham United in January 2020, and has seen first-hand the highs and the lows that have come during the past three-plus years. Now he wants to achieve greatness in what he calls the biggest game of his career.

Let’s remember too that this is a former Hull City player who has been called up to the England squad since he arrived in the East End besides of course already appearing in the Europa League semi final.

He also makes it clear that he finds it an absolute privilege to play here and that he loves this Club and is so proud to be a part of it!”

Speaking to www.whufc. com the the twenty six year old said: “I’ve played for England, but I think achieving this with your teammates who you’ve been with together to get to a final and you have the opportunity to win a trophy together, it will be a massive moment. 

“Of course, we’re all excited about being in the final of a European competition and this will be the pinnacle for a lot of players. It will certainly be the biggest game of my career. 

“We all want it, but it’s important to not get too hyped up for it. We need to find that balance of not going over the top but also not caring enough. 

“The main priority is to win the game. As players we want to be part of that moment but for the fans it would mean so much. I want to be part of the squad that gives the fans that moment and that’s what we’re all striving to do.”

Jarrod Bowen


The winger believes the Hammers have every chance heading into Wednesday’s game and hopes that this group of players can etch their names in history come the full-time whistle.

“I think it’s exciting because I believe we have every chance. I go into every game wanting to score for West Ham, but scoring in this game would be brilliant as long as we win the game. 

“I love this Club and it’s an absolute privilege to play here. To have these moments and be preparing for a final, I would have never thought that it would had happened when I joined West Ham – so it fills me with so much pride that I’m part of the squad that could do that. 

“We’re all buying into it as a team, we believe we’ve got a really good opportunity to win this game against a really tough side. We’ve done a lot of good things in this competition this season. It’s a one-off game and we’ll see what happens,” he concluded.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon