West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has stated that confidence is very much up ahead of our London derby clash with Chelsea at London Stadium this weekend.
Our Hammers head into the derby match brimming with confidence following a positive start to the second half of a difficult campaign, with David Moyes’ side only having lost one match in the opening six in all competitions, with belief now that a big corner has been turned.
This season has to date been a struggle though, with West Ham in the midst of a relegation battle, although there is a feeling that we could soon be set to climb up the table if performance continue as they have done in recent weeks.
One game earlier in the season that evokes frustrating memories is the fixture against this weekends opponents Chelsea at Stamford Bridge , which saw West Ham robbed of a deserved point after VAR deemed a challenge by Bowen on the Chelsea goalkeeper a foul – a decision that was slammed widely in football.
“Obviously in the away game this season our goal got disallowed by VAR so I’m not sure how much I can say about that, but that was obviously disappointing,” admitted Bowen to the clubs Official Website. “We were winning and doing well there, then they scored two. Maxi scored at the end and they said I fouled their keeper…”
The Hammers forward was eager to stress that also despite the difficulties experienced so far this season, Bowen firmly believes that West Ham are now hitting our stride, with confidence growing that we can pull away from the wrong end of the table and fast.
“The start of this year, we’ve had a couple of FA Cup wins and they’ve obviously helped with confidence, which is a massive thing when we’re in the position that we’re in,” added Bowen.
“We’re feeling like we’re coming into our own, are flowing and feel like we’ve got a bit of momentum behind us.
“Chelsea a top, top team when you see the players they have got, even on the bench, but it’s a home game, an early kick-off, a London derby, I’m sure the place will be rocking and we want to go and beat them.”