Divin Mubama helped turn the tide for West Ham United during our thrilling late win at Burnley this afternoon.
Danny Ings started the game – an absolutely baffling decision by Hammers boss David Moyes – but he stunk the place out, and was replaced by Mubama after 62 minutes at Turf Moor – a sub that the West Ham fans were calling for in the away end throughout the match.
The 19-year-old came on and scored our equaliser just a few minutes from the end of the game, and his all-round play was like chalk and cheese to Ings’.
The way that he relentlessly closed down the opposing defenders was a joy to watch, and is something that we’re completely bereft of when Ings plays.
Mubama faces an uncertain future at the London Stadium, after recently rejected a new contract offer from the club.
However, today’s goal will surely send a big message to Moyes and the board – something that the striker did himself with his celebration after he scored…
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Divin Mubama sends message to West Ham boss David Moyes
After Mubama got us back into the game with a late equaliser against the Clarets, he ran over to the travelling Hammers fans to celebrate.
And his message was a very clear one indeed.
The 19-year-old put his finger to where his watch would usually be and was seen shouting ‘It’s about time’.
Or that’s what I made it out to be anyway. I don’t blame Mubama – the fact that he’s had to wait this long for a 30 minute run-out in the Premier League is an absolute joke.
He must take real offence when he sees Ings lining up int he starting XI ahead of him.
One thing’s for sure now – Moyes cannot afford to start the 31-year-old ahead of Divin Mubama for West Ham again. And the teenager quite simply needs to be given more minutes now.
Hopefully the Scot saw Mubama’s celebration after his goal today, and I pray that he takes it on board.