Moyes praise for ‘special player’
Hammers manager, David Moyes, has heaped praise on ‘special player’ Jarrod Bowen for another outstanding performance. The £20 million acquisition from Hull City has truly made his mark this season, consistently displaying top-notch performances and finding the back of the net once again at today. Moyes is eager for Bowen to ink a new contract, securing his commitment to the Hammers for the foreseeable future.
Bowen opened the scoring at the London Stadium, marking his fifth Premier League goal of the campaign. Tomas Soucek later followed suit with another goal, contributing to West Ham’s comfortable 2-0 victory. This particular match was a significant milestone for Moyes, being his 900th league game in management. The Irons gaffer didn’t shy away from commending Bowen’s remarkable performance, emphasizing that the player is currently at the peak of his abilities.
High praise from Moyes
“He’s as good as he’s ever been at the moment, he really is. He’s sharp, he’s quick, he’s a threat. It was a lovely finish today but more importantly, his all-round game has got much better,” Moyes told reporters.
Moyes elaborated on the team’s ambitions, highlighting their recent successes in various competitions. “We’re off to a good start in the Europa League, we’ve got through in the League Cup and we’ve had a pretty good start in the league – we’ve seen the results today, you take your points whenever you can.”
While setting specific targets may not be their primary focus, Moyes made it clear that West Ham’s aim is to remain competitive against top teams in the league. “I don’t think we are setting targets, but the idea is to stay up and around the big boys, to keep competing and challenging them, which I think we have done – we’ve given Liverpool and Manchester City good games.”
Whilst both of those defeats stick in the throat, it’s hard to argue that we were in the game against the two clubs.