Please Wait . . .

'Top, top player' - Lookman's former team-mates offer support after Fulham striker suffers penalty nightmare
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
08-Nov-2020, 06:37 pm

'Top, top player' - Lookman's former team-mates offer support after Fulham striker suffers penalty nightmare


Ademola Lookman Fulham 2020-21

Yannick Bolasie and Oumar Niasse are two of Ademola Lookman’s former Everton team-mates who have stuck up for the Fulham star after he missed a penalty on Saturday.

Lookman was charged with the responsibility of taking it, but saw his effort stopped by home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

It was not that he was denied that riled fans, however, it was the manner in which he took the kick. Rather than electing for a safety-first approach, the 20-year-old tried to execute a Panenka and lob the ball down the centre of the goal. He got it horribly wrong, however, and afforded the goalkeeper the easiest of saves.

The outcry over his apparently nonchalant attitude was immediate, but former team-mates Niasse and Bolasie have stepped up to defend the player.

"Top, top player," Bolasie wrote on his Instagram stories. "Sometimes we learn the hard way." Meanwhile, free agent Niasse added: “Just a lesson and you move on.”

Manager Scott Parker said in the aftermath of the game that he was “angry” with the style of penalty that his player elected.

"The boy has made a mistake, that's clear," he said. "You can miss a penalty, but you can't miss a penalty like that. He knows that. When you're young you have to learn quick.

"He's disappointed and rightly so. Everyone can miss penalties of course but in a certain way. This is football, growing as an individual and we'll learn from this.

"I'm not going to shirk away from the penalty miss, I'm angry, and he Lookman is as well. You just can't miss a penalty like that. If you take one like that, you have to score."

The attacker will have two weeks to stew over his miss because of the international break, with Fulham slated to play his former club Everton when play resumes on November 21.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Iheanacho Leicester 2020

Braga vs Leicester City Betting Tips:...

Leicester City will be hoping to wrap up qualification to the Europa League l...
Joe Willock Arsenal 2020-21

Molde vs Arsenal Betting Tips: Latest...

Arsenal have the chance to book their place in the Europa League knockout sta...
Son Heung-min Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham vs Ludogorets Betting Tips:...

Premier League leaders Tottenham welcome Ludogorets to north London on Thursd...
Diogo Jota Liverpool

Liverpool vs Atalanta Betting Tips: L...

Liverpool can confirm their place in the last 16 of the Champions League when...
Ferran Torres Manchester City 2020

Olympiakos vs Manchester City Betting...

Manchester City will be keen to clinch their place in the Champions League kn...

Transfer

Haaland Dortumund Brugge 2020

'I see Haaland with us for a long tim...

Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has dismissed the ongoing transfer ru...
David Carmo Manchester United GFX

The Portuguese Van Dijk? Meet Man Utd...

While clubs have spent the past decade looking for the 'next Lionel Messi' or...
Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid 2020-21

Zidane backs Vazquez for new Real Mad...

Zinedine Zidane says Lucas Vazquez "has Real Madrid in his heart" and deserve...
Berge Eriksen Wilshere

Arsenal boss Arteta responds to Eriks...

Mikel Arteta has brushed off reports linking Arsenal with a move for Sheffiel...
Jack Wilshere Arsenal

'I'm an Arsenal man!' - Wilshere admi...

Jack Wilshere has admitted he is still an "Arsenal man" and that returning to...
image-top-scroll
`