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Sport Moyes hails additions of West Ham stars Bowen and Soucek

04:31  11 april  2021
04:31  11 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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David Moyes says that West Ham have not received any major offers for either Declan Rice or Tomas Soucek , but has admitted that the club will be forced to consider them if they do come. However, the Scotsman believes that it would take a significantly cash-heavy approach for the Hammers to part company with either player as they continue to find the form of their career. England international Rice and Czech stalwart Soucek have emerged as the beating heart of the east London outfit's unlikely challenge for Europe and their manager hopes that both will remain on the books even if the club's

David Moyes says that West Ham have not received any major offers for either Declan Rice or Tomas Soucek , but has admitted that the club will be forced to consider them if they do come. However, the Scotsman believes that it would take a significantly cash-heavy approach for the Hammers to part company with either player as they continue to find the form of their career. England international Rice and Czech stalwart Soucek have emerged as the beating heart of the east London outfit's unlikely challenge for Europe and their manager hopes that both will remain on the books even if the club's

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Jarrod Bowen has the ability to shoot West Ham into the Champions League at the expense of Leicester City role model Jamie Vardy on Sunday.

West Ham manager David Moyes pinpoints the signing of Vardy's fellow non-League graduate Bowen – along with midfielder Tomas Soucek - as the turning point in the club's dramatic rise from relegation candidates to top four contenders in the space of a season.

'The positivity came from those signings last January,' Moyes revealed. 'It changed the look. We could score goals. Suddenly we went from being one of the least athletic teams in the Premier League to becoming one of the much better teams in the league. Right away that was a positive that gave us something to go with.'

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David Moyes says that West Ham have not received any major offers for either Declan Rice or Tomas Soucek , but has admitted that the club will be forced to consider them if they do come. However, the Scotsman believes that it would take a significantly cash-heavy approach for the Hammers to part company with either player as they continue to find the form of their career. England international Rice and Czech stalwart Soucek have emerged as the beating heart of the east London outfit's unlikely challenge for Europe and their manager hopes that both will remain on the books even if the club's

David Moyes proclaimed "the new West Ham " after his side defeated Burnley to move to within three points of the Champions League places. Michail Antonio's ninth-minute strike was all it needed to see off a Clarets side lacking a cutting edge at London Stadium. The 30-year-old forward, who coming into the game Key to this healthier return has been the addition of creative and goalscoring midfielders such as Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek , who have become vital cogs in the side a year after signing, while £30m capture Said Benrahma appears to be gradually rediscovering his Brentford form.

a man holding a racket: David Moyes believes the signings of Tomas Soucek (left) and Jarrod Bowen (right) last season have been key to West Ham's dramatic turnaround © Provided by Daily Mail David Moyes believes the signings of Tomas Soucek (left) and Jarrod Bowen (right) last season have been key to West Ham's dramatic turnaround David Moyes wearing a football uniform: His side have gone from relegation candidates to top four contenders in the space of a season © Provided by Daily Mail His side have gone from relegation candidates to top four contenders in the space of a season

Moyes explained how he knew he had to make a radical change in approach whether it be adding a playmaker of new attacking target man.

'You have to start somewhere on building a team and I wanted to get more energy' he added. 'I wanted to become more athletic and I wanted us to be more competitive and I thought that would be a good starting point.

'Once we got them in and saw them we went 'woah, listen, this is going in the right direction'. In our last nine games of lockdown we probably showed that and we have kicked on again this season.'

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Tomas Soucek is already West Ham ’s Running Man, having covered more distance on the pitch against Manchester City last week than any Hammers player has for six years. In only his second appearance for the club, Soucek covered an amazing 13.1km during the 2-0 defeat, 1.7km more than the next best Against Brighton he had a couple of chances and at City he was nearly on the end of one. “We’re talking about young players, Declan, Jarrod Bowen , and I’m saying Tomas at the moment is 23 (sic) and you’ve got this. “We’re in a tough period and we’re trying to gather some positives from it.

West Ham welcomed Wolves to the London Stadium on Sunday evening. The hosts looked reborn, gaining confidence after Jarrod Bowen 's opener. Referee Martin Atkinson and his assistants were happy with it. West Ham were ahead and ought to have scored more before half-time. Patricio made three fine saves, each one better than the last. One from Antonio and two from Soucek . The second from Soucek was a terrific reaction save, low close to his feet to keep out a strong header at the back post.

Leicester striker Vardy famously rose from the non-League ranks to play for England and win the Premier League title with the Midlands club.

a football player on a field: Moyes believes Jamie Vardy is a good example for Bowen given their non-League roots © Provided by Daily Mail Moyes believes Jamie Vardy is a good example for Bowen given their non-League roots

Moyes sees similarities with Bowen, 24, who got his break at non-League Hereford after failing in trials at Aston Villa and Cardiff City. His West Ham move came after a successful spell in the Championship with Hull.

'Jamie Vardy is a really good example [for Jarrod] of what you can do if you dedicate yourself and you don't give up, you don't let anybody put you down and keep going.' Moyes said.

'That raw potential came from inside hunger, to take the chance when you get it. I wouldn't say it's proving people wrong but to prove to yourself you can compete and Jarrod Bowen is doing that.

'He's a great example, he has come through Hull and is trying to make his way in the Premier League.

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Bowen calls West Ham a "family club" West Ham United. For Bowen and Nevin, West Ham 's success is basically all they've known. They both joined within the space of a week in late January to early February, and it made for a curious start to life at West Ham to head into lockdown a month after starting On the pitch as well, Moyes ' players are always acutely aware of what the plan is. West Ham are prepared to cede possession to their opponents - only Sheffield United and Crystal Palace have seen less of the ball per game than the Hammers 39.9% - and spring onto the counter attack through

One is put into the West Ham team even if it means risking injury. The other winter transfer window signing is being eased into the team reluctantly and

'But the really big thing is that you can't lose your hunger, you can't ever think you've made or can stop working at what you're good at.

a man throwing a ball: Bowen's West Ham move came after a successful spell in the Championship with Hull © Provided by Daily Mail Bowen's West Ham move came after a successful spell in the Championship with Hull

'The minute you stop, it finishes for you. Jarrod is really hungry, he is at it.

'He's still trying to establish himself in his first full season in the Premier League and you'd have to say he's making a good go of it, he's doing a good job.'

Versatile forward Bowen, a goalscorer in his last two games including in the midweek win at Wolves, is due to start in place of the injured Michail Antonio on Sunday.

Proud Scot Moyes might even use him as a 'false 9' as he refused to concede any pre-match tactics to Leicester Irish counterpart Brendan Rodgers in the battle of Britain's top two top flight managers.

A home win for West Ham will close the gap to just one point behind third placed Leicester and complete a league double over the impressive Midlands side.

Moyes, who managed Real Sociedad after Manchester United, continued: 'I think we have got some unbelievably good British managers in the Premier League and in the lower leagues as well.

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a man that is standing in the grass: Bowen is due to start in place of the injured Michail Antonio on Sunday against Leicester © Provided by Daily Mail Bowen is due to start in place of the injured Michail Antonio on Sunday against Leicester

'I hope they get the chances to take the jobs. Brendan left and went to Celtic, where he did an incredible job. Having the right pathway for yourself, finding the way as young managers or coaches, is important.

'I think we have [flown the flag]. I also think we don't export enough British managers to the big European leagues, because the knowledge you can bring back and pass on to future coaches is really important.

'We are quite happy to bring in managers from Germany, Italy, Spain. It is a big thing coming into our league, and yet we can't seem to get too many of our British managers out there.

'I hope that Brendan and myself to a lesser extent would be able to give people the thoughts that we have to try and do that and maybe some of the overseas clubs will start coming for the British coaches.'

a person standing on a court: Moyes also praised fellow British manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday's encounter © Provided by Daily Mail Moyes also praised fellow British manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday's encounter Read more

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