Unlucky Mubama explains his VAR attitude


The one and only aspect of yesterday’s game that thrilled me was the sight of Divin Mubama jumping off the bench to get a fair share of the action at Brentford.

The youngster has made a huge impact with the development teams and has always looked a top prospect when arriving in the first team.

He was involved in the sadly and wrongly disallowed Danny Ings goal and showed incredible enthusiasm in a game monopolised by the hosts. That left him devoid of to many chances but for all that he looks a real player.

Indeed I already believe him to be a better bet than Gianluca Scamacca or Ings and would love to see him getting more opportunities over the last two games.

He is already obviously a player who will let nobody down

Divin Mubama at Brentford

Speaking to West Ham TV, Mubama did not bemoan the VAR decision, instead explaining instead how he would learn from the negative experience and use it to drive him forward .

He said: Mubama did not bemoan the decision, instead opting to explain how he would learn from the negative experience.

He explained the team had not played well in the first half but showed more desire, more energy and more passion in the second half.

And he added: ““I just tried to get involved and help the team. Whether that is for five or ten minutes I’m ready. 

With the season that I’ve had, I just need to keep going and run my socks off. I want to be involved between now and the end of the season and get some more minutes in the first team.

“VAR, so it’s something I need to get used to. I tried to get my head on it and initially it just skipped past me, so who knows?”  

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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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