By Sam Stone

29th Apr, 2022 | 10:30pm

Jarrod Bowen confident West Ham can 'win comfortably' in Europa League second leg v Frankfurt

West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen believes West Ham can overturn their 2-1 deficit against Eintracht Frankfurt and ‘win comfortably’ to reach the Europa League final.

The Hammers succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat in front of a sold-out London Stadium.

Bowen, 25, was inches away from equalising with a phenomenal bicycle kick in the latter stages of the game and the winger firmly believes his side can reach the final in Sevilla.

Talking to BT Sport, Bowen said: “It’s 2-1 and we didn’t want to lose at home.

“We’ve shown that we can go away and win comfortably, so it’s about doing that and being ready to go again.”

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West Ham didn’t perform to the levels they have been doing in Europe on Thursday evening.

This defeat was not a case of the Irons being outclassed, but more a case of them not being at their hard-working best and this could be a positive for West Ham fans

Despite not being at their best, the Hammers created plenty of chances and can potentially consider themselves unlucky not to be heading to Frankfurt with the tie all-square.

David Moyes’ side had seven more shots and five more corners than their visitors.

They must take encouragement into the trip to Frankfurt next week where they will be backed by thousands of Irons fans, many of whom don’t have tickets for the match.

If they can up their performance slightly and just incorporate a tad more quality in attacking areas then they have a great chance.

This side has come back from adversity in the previous two rounds of the Europa League, there is no reason why they can’t do it again.

In other West Ham news, Michail Antonio says West Ham are “going to win” their Europa League second leg v Frankfurt.

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