Smiling Divin Mubama wants to be in Serbia


Smiling Divin Mubama wants to be in Serbia

Smiling Divin Mubama wants to be in Serbia on Thursday after accepting his time on the pitch against Burnley with with gratitude. The quietly spoken teenager revealed his joy at being able to show what he can do and declared immediately after the game: “I just want to take every opportunity presented to me. I was really pleased and grateful to get the chance.

“It was great to come on today, get more minutes and show the boss what I can do. I want to get on the end of crosses and things like that. This is what I like to, bring energy and put defenders on the back foot. I’ve tried to do that every time I come on. I’ve done that all the way through during my time with the Academy, with my pressing and running.

“I’ll take a little bit of credit for being in the right place, and also thanks to the gaffer for bringing me on, allowing me to come on and show what I can do. With players unavailable come opportunities in football, and you have to step up and take them, and be ready for them.”

The own-goal went in on 86 minutes, silencing the majority of Turf Moor. The travelling Claret and Blue Army had even more to be celebrating just six minutes later, when Tomáš Souček volleyed in expertly from another Kudus cross.

The striker said: “It was good celebrations! It was my first time being part of a late goal, a winning goal, and it was unreal. It was a top ball from Kudus and a top goal from Souček too. What he’s been doing, scoring these goals, he’s really grabbing his form right now.

Divin Mubama celebrates at full-time at Burnley

“We knew it was going to be a tough game. We weren’t coming into the game underestimating them. They might be down the bottom of the league but those games can be the hardest and they’re the games you’ve got to win. I’m glad we did that today. We’ve got a strong squad.”

Mubama’s fourth appearance of the season for the Hammers’ senior side was his first in the Premier League of the campaign, and certainly his most comprehensive. Having impressed with a substitute showing, the youngster hopes to continue to prove he is deserving of opportunities.

The supporters chanted Mubama’s name throughout the second half; an honour he will always be grateful for, and one he is eager to experience even more.

“The fans are definitely a massive help,” he added. “I can hear them on the pitch and I can hear them on the side when I’m warming up. It gives me a massive confidence boost for sure.

“I’m definitely eyeing more minutes. I always buzzing for minutes and being ready because, when I get an opportunity, I want to deliver. I’m looking forward to Thursday.”

Smiling Divin Mubama wants to be in Serbia

Such was his performance in the 30 minutes he was on the pitch it is surely going to be difficult for the manager to overlook him for the game which sees us play Backa Topola who are currently bottom of Group A . The manager admitted that his energy gave the team an awful lot and that he was very pleased with his performance.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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