Matt Le Tissier told Soccer Saturday (broadcast on Sky Sports; 7/3; 17:19) that Jarrod Bowen did well despite West Ham United’s defeat to Arsenal at the weekend, and labelled the forward’s work-rate phenomenal.
David Moyes’s side suffered an agonising defeat at the Emirates. The Hammers had the chances to win the game, with their best opportunity falling to Michail Antonio. His header was saved by Bernd Leno during the second-half.
And they were made to pay late on. Alexandre Lacazette scored after being set up by Mesut Ozil for the only goal of the contest.
Bowen himself, came close to scoring. His long-range drive hit the base of the post. But he was unable to add to the goal he got on his full debut against Southampton the previous week.
Nevertheless, Le Tissier praised Bowen’s display against the Gunners as well as the effort that he puts in.
“He did okay. He put a great shift in again. As you saw last week, his work-rate is phenomenal,” he told Soccer Saturday. “Apart from the real early chance, I think he had one other one in the second-half which was a shot which went too close to Leno. It was a good run and he struck it well enough, but it was too close to the goalkeeper.”
Bowen looks to have the potential to be a fantastic signing for the Irons. He has already made a positive impact for the club following his January move.
And given the talent around him, West Ham could be onto a winner if he can inspire more from some of his teammates with his work-rate.