Jarrod Bowen admits West Ham have ‘disappointed’ recently but backs team to bounce back over Christmas

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Jarrod Bowen is hoping West Ham can use their second half performance at Tottenham as a springboard to get their Premier League form back on track.

The Hammers were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by London rivals Spurs on Wednesday night but dominated the second half and were unfortunate not to find an equaliser.

The showing was all the more impressive given the amount of absentees, with a host of defenders either injured or suspended and Michail Antonio having tested positive for Covid.

Despite still being fifth in the table, West Ham have won just one of their last six in the Premier League, though that victory was a stunning win over title contenders Chelsea.

With Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace to come over the festive period, Bowen - who scored a fine goal at Tottenham - wants to see his side use the second half at Spurs as a platform to bounce back.

“Our levels have not been at the standards we’ve set not just this season but last season as well,” said Bowen.

“With the manager we’ve got we want to be at the highest level we can all the time so to be dropping below our levels which we know [we have] as a team and as players [is not acceptable].

“Tottenham was all about changing that, especially with the game and the fans who came out here. Us players were battling, working hard and trying to make it ugly for them. I think we did as much as we could but at the end of the day we couldn’t get that second goal.”

Bowen added: “We’re still fifth in the League even after a rocky patch recently, we’ve still got more points than we had at this stage last season and looking ahead now in the next couple of weeks we’ve got three games in the Premier League, games that we want to be taking maximum points from.

“We’ve been disappointed in recent performances but now it’s all about using this as a platform to take into the next three games that we’ve got.”

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