Opinion: Kudus unintentionally proves who’s best striker at West Ham after official website interview

West Ham United star Mohammed Kudus has just outlined who is the best natural number nine at the London Stadium.

Mohammed Kudus was brought to West Ham from Ajax by David Moyes in the summer transfer window, and he has proven to be a huge hit already.

The 23-year-old Ghanaian ace played a key role in the Hammers coming back from 1-0 down to Burnley 2-1 on Saturday, as did Divin Mubama, and Moyes admitted after the match that he heard from his players just how desperate Kudus was to atone for giving away a penalty early on in the second-half.

With Michail Antonio out injured, Danny Ings started top front at Turf Moor, but he was replaced by Mubama, 19, after 62 minutes, having failed to impact the game whatsoever.

The talented teenager made a brilliant run to the near post which forced a Burnley defender to turn the ball into his own goal from a Kudus cross, and he sent a very clear message to Moyes after the ball found the back of the net with his celebration.

It really was great to see Mubama performing like a proper striker should do by making a run across the near post. It was like chalk and cheese from watching Antonio and Ings.

And Kudus’s latest comments have proven just how good the teenager is…

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Mohammed Kudus makes admission about West Ham striker options

The Ghana international has absolutely raved about Divin Mubama, and the way that the 19-year-old help make our comeback against Burnley possible on Saturday.

Kudus highlighted Mubama’s near post run as something that was crucial to our success, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

“Like I said, I had to make something happen to I had to use my individual skills and luckily it worked,” he continued. “If there was no run there [from Divin], the defender would have easily cleared the ball so it had an effect on that. Strikers have to be there so I hoped he would get the goal, but we take the three points!”

By saying that, Kudus clearly means that Mubama is the best natural number 9 at the club, and I agree with him.

Ings is finished as a top level footballer in my opinion, and he definitely doesn’t suit the way that the Hammers play.

Meanwhile, Antonio obviously brings a lot of physicality to the team and he is a threat in behind with his pace, but Mubama is quicker than him and presses with more intensity.

Mohammed Kudus is clearly a big fan of the young West Ham striker, and for very good reason. If he remains at the London Stadium, I believe he’ll go on to become a fantastic player for us.


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