Ian Wright has been praising West Ham United striker Divin Mubama, and the BBC pundit has just made a bold claim about the teenager.
Divin Mubama helped change the game for West Ham against Burnley on Saturday. Ian Wright absolutely raved about the 19-year-old when speaking on Match of the Day, and sent a strong message to Hammers boss David Moyes in the process.
Whilst Mubama’s strike went down as an own goal in the end, we wouldn’t have equalised without his run to the near post, and he sent a very clear message to Moyes with his ensuing celebration.
The teenage hitman is streets ahead of Danny Ings already, and is far more suited to the way in which Moyes sets up his team, so the fact that the 31-year-old started the game on Saturday was absolutely baffling.
I reckon that won’t be happening anymore, and Mubama should be at the forefront of the Scot’s mind. Moyes has to show that there is a future for him at the London Stadium, after the young striker rejected a recent new contract offer from the club.
And Wright has shared his belief that the West Ham youngster needs to be playing more games now…
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Ian Wight praises Divin Mubama
The former Hammers striker is a well-known BBC pundit, and is a regular feature on Match of the Day.
And Wright insisted that Mubama should now be starting more regularly for West Ham:
“Mubama makes that run to the near post – someone who I believe should be starting now, he should be getting more starts now.”
I totally agree with Wrighty. When everyone is fit, the teenager should be ahead of not only Danny Ings in the centre-forward pecking order, but Michail Antonio as well.
The Hammers youngster possesses impressive pace, superb movement, presses the opposition defenders relentlessly and is an incredibly hard worker. Oh, he’s a pretty good finisher as well!
Ian Wright has urged Moyes to start Divin Mubama in more games now, and I’m on board with that. We looked like a different team when he came on at Turf Moor, and Moyes surely realises that now.