West Ham midfielder Jarrod Bowen admits he hasn’t been happy with some of his recent performances and has shared what David Moyes has said to him about it.
Bowen has scored two goals in his last two games, against Arsenal and Wolves.
But he told West Ham’s official website he wasn’t happy with his form before that.
He said Moyes has reassured him losses of form can happen to many players who are relatively new to the Premier League.
“Every time I play, I always give 110 per cent,” he said. “After the Man United game, I said I was disappointed with my recent performances but, since that game, I feel I’m getting my spark back
“Scoring against Arsenal and scoring on Monday night as well are massive for my confidence. These things happen as a player. I’m obviously still new to the Premier League – I don’t want to use that as an excuse.
“But even the manager has told me that sometimes it happens – but it’s all about mindset, focusing on yourself and what you’re good and keeping doing the right things.
“I prepared well even, though I knew I wasn’t playing from the start at Wolves, and I’m glad I took the chance when I got it.”
Bowen made a huge impact at the end of last season and was a big reason West Ham stayed in the Premier League.
He knows he’s tailed off a bit this year, but playing behind closed doors, in a condensed campaign can’t help.
And it’s still his first full proper season in the Premier League and he’s not the only one who’s hit a speed bump in those circumstances.
It seems Moyes has managed him well though and he’s back towards his best now.
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