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West Ham midfielder Bowen: I know I still have my doubters

Jarrod Bowen is aiming to build on his first six months with West Ham.

The midfielder arrived in January from Hull City.

“I went to see my family for a couple of weeks because obviously I haven't seen them since lockdown," Bowen told West Ham TV. “Then I went on holiday for a week which was also nice, just to switch off from football.

“I've done a little bit of work to try and keep myself ticking over, but it's such a short break, it was hard to try and fit everything in – seeing the family, going away, keeping fit. You had to ram it into that small chunk of time. It was a good break, but I'm feeling good and ready to go again.

“I'm excited to have a proper season at it. I came in January, halfway through the season, and just went straight in at the deep end so it was harder to settle. Now, I've had a pre-season with the boys, the gaffer and the coaching staff, and I'm looking forward to having a full season at it in the Premier League."

Bowen added: “I still think I've got to prove people wrong. There are probably still a lot of question marks about me – I've only played 12 games in the Premier League – so it's great to have a full season at it.

“Hopefully the fans are happy with my performances so far. I try and put in as much as I can each week – so hopefully I can get them all chanting my name again when they return in the future."

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