West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen has waxed lyrical about Hammers teammate Jesse Lingard, calling him “a real breath of fresh air” whose talent was on show since his arrival.
The England international has been sensational since joining West Ham on loan from Manchester United, helping the Hammers record their 15th league win of the season on Monday night.
West Ham ran out 3-2 winners over Wolves at Molineux, Lingard claiming a goal and setting up the other two en route to a victory which moved the East Londoners up to fourth in the table.
The Manchester United loanee opened the scoring just six minutes in, leaving Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss trailing before slotting past Rui Patricio.
The 28-year-old also played a part in West Ham’s second goal, keeping the ball in play and flicking it towards Arthur Masuaku, who crossed for Pablo Fornals to find the corner of the net.
Lingard then grabbed an assist thanks to another exceptional run and pass, which Bowen rewarded with a crisp finish, and even though Wolves struck back, West Ham held on for victory.
“I joked to him for my goal ‘Did you try and dribble past him or were you passing it?!’ and he said he was passing it, obviously!” Bowen told the West Ham website.
“You can see his talent since the first day he came in and it’s no surprise that he’s scoring goals and setting up goals for the team.
“He’s been a real breath of fresh air for this massively important run-in.”