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Jarrod Bowen not downbeat after missed opportunity vs Southampton

West Ham drew 0-0 to Southampton on Saturday, but the draw wasn’t a bad result.

Despite the Hammers early season form, which saw them score four goals in both of their first two games, they’ve now drawn two games in a row.

David Moyes’ side drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace and now 0-0 with Saints either side of the international break.

After the result, Jarrod Bowen spoke with the club website about the game.

The former Hull City man came closest to open the scoring for West Ham when he struck a vicious left-footed volley.

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However, he couldn’t find a way through, and his reaction was not a downbeat one.

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“It could have been three points, but then they could have had a couple of goals at the end when they hit the post, and then Dec clears one off the line.”

“So, it’s one of those afternoons where we had a lot of the ball, but ultimately in the final third – where we’ve been really good recently – we were a bit off today.”

“It’s disappointing, but when you’re not fully at it, keeping a clean sheet and getting a point away from home has to be looked at as a positive.”

“It’s another point in hopefully another successful season.”

It’s hard to disagree with Bowen.

The 24-year-old is still chasing his first goal of the season, but it will come.

He clearly has a great perspective of the season as a whole, and just how long it is.

Next up for the Irons is a home game with Manchester United.

A win for the Hammers would take them above their Sunday opposition in the table.

It would be an impressive scalp to claim so early in the season, and Bowen will be desperate to shine when facing Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

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