West Ham midfielder Jarrod Bowen has opened up on the exit of Declan Rice this summer, following the 4th Round draw of the Carabao Cup.

Our Hammers winger who has been in exceptional form so far this season, was speaking to BBC Sport, as he reflected on what has been such an incredible period for him personally and the club.

Bowen last year became a father of twins with reality star Dani Dyer – daughter of die-hard Hammers fan and actor Danny Dyer, with the player admitting it was a roller coaster time when they arrived so soon before our famous cup final win last seaosn.

“We were expecting one but then told it was twins,” stated Bowen.  “They arrived then a few weeks later I lifted the trophy in Prague – Mental year!”

Bowen admitted that he didn’t know how to process the emotions during the moment our cup victory was confirmed, after the England winger scored an late winner – a moment that will live on in West Ham history forever.

“To score a late winner in any game is great, but to do it in cup final was special,” said the Hammers number 20. “I didn’t know what to do at the final whistle – i just fell to my knees. It was such a special way to end the season.”

Bowen also reflected on the summer exit of Declan Rice, with the player confessing there was more a sense of relief that the question of ‘will he won’t he’ was finally put to bed.

“It was always going to be tough when Dec left, hes such a big character,” added Bowen.

“I think though people were actually happy the saga came to an end, as it felt like every transfer window it was ‘is Dec going? Is he not going?’ But I think the way it ended, him lifting the trophy as captain for the club – it ended perfectly.”