‘Here for it’: West Ham star chuckles at one-of-a-kind FIFA Ultimate Team card gifted after Europe heroics

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West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen was caught off-guard by the surprising photo of him picked by the FIFA Ultimate Team creators.

West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen couldn't help but find the humour when coming across his special man of the match card on Fifa Ultimate Team.

The 26-year-old netted the vital last-minute winner against Fiorentina in the UEFA Europa Conference League final earlier this month and secured the Hammers their first major trophy since 1980.

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West Ham fans may still be recovering from that electric night in Prague and Bowen certainly won't be forgetting it soon thanks to a commemorative card from FIFA 23.

The game created a series of in-form cards for players who were man of the match in respective European finals and one of those was Bowen.

On the card, rather than using a traditional photo of players in action, game makers plumped for a hilarious shot of the star sporting a bucket hat and biting into his medal.

Seeing the card for the first time, alongside a laughing and flame emoji, Bowen said: "I'm here for the dynamic image."

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The striker paraded the pitch following the win in the bucket hat celebrating the result. He told BT Sport: “You always say you want to score in the last minute and to do it here in front of these fans, I thought I was going to cry.

“I’m so happy. We haven’t had the best season, myself included, but to do it tonight. I’m over the moon.

Jarrod Bowen was given an upgrade on FIFA Ultimate Team 23 (Image: Instagram @jarrodbowen)Jarrod Bowen was given an upgrade on FIFA Ultimate Team 23 (Image: Instagram @jarrodbowen)
Jarrod Bowen was given an upgrade on FIFA Ultimate Team 23 (Image: Instagram @jarrodbowen) | Instagram @jarrodbowen

“I think in my position you make that run 10 times you might get that ball once. As soon as you get it you’ve got to put it away.

“Never [have I felt like this in my life]. This is the biggest game of my career. The emotion, there was time for one more chance. I’m just so happy. I’m over the moon.

“I’m thinking of the party tonight. Listen to it. Listen.”

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The West Ham man has been outspoken about his love for the popular footballing game, admitting he spends his weekends gaming.

Appearing on Fozzcast - Then Ben Foster Podcast last year, Bowen said: “I’m on FIFA all the time. There's a thing on FIFA called Weekend League and I'm on every weekend.

"It's just a rank for however many wins you get, I got 14 last weekend. I want a card I can use for myself.

"I had a Europa League in form I used a few times which was nice. You can get the pro player cards but people know it's you then, so if I start getting spanked by people, people start outing me."

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