Jarrod Bowen reveals long-term future position for West Ham
West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has admitted that he seems himself as a forward and wants to continue scoring and creating goals, speaking to 90min.
The 25-year-old has been in brilliant form this season with 12 goals and nine assists in all competitions, including one of each in the 2-2 draw with Leicester last weekend.
He has been tipped for an England call-up next month as one of Gareth Southgate’s attacking options ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year, and he told 90min that he sees himself as a forward rather than a midfielder with an emphasis on scoring goals.
“I definitely see myself as a forward,” he said.
“I love scoring goals. Assists are nice as well, but goals are it. I see myself as a goalscorer, a goal creator.”
Bowen’s combined 15 goals and assists in the Premier League this season is the most by any English player in the division.
It’s worth remembering when Bowen says that he sees himself as a forward that David Moyes recently admitted he didn’t think there were any better striker options for West Ham out there than him.
While he is an automatic starter when fit from the right-wing because of Michail Antonio, Bowen is often found running through the centre and taking up those striker positions.
He’s also been fielded there when Antonio isn’t available or selected, which shows the confidence he has in his own ability but also Moyes’ trust in him to do the job.
The good performances there make a lot of sense considering he finds it more natural to target goals over assists and that mentality will take him far as he continues to develop and try to go to a higher level.
While they have him, the Hammers should make the most of his goal-thirsty mentality and push forward to the absolute limit of their success.
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