With Ademola Lookman ‘s failed Panenka attempt that cost Fulham a point at West Ham, Scott Parker was left furious, declaring:” He needs to understand.
In the last minute, Lookman ‘s awful effort was saved as Fulham fell to a 1-0 loss at West Ham after Tomas Soucek fired home moments earlier.
This season, Aleksandar Mitrovic had missed their previous penalty at Sheffield United and Parker said his striker would have taken the penalty, but when the foul was awarded by VAR, he sustained an injury, so the second-choice Lookman stepped up.
His duffed performance cost Parker and his side what a deserved point in another enhanced display would have been.
“My feelings are a bit of disappointment, a little bit of frustration,” Parker said of Lookman.
“He’s a young player, and you make mistakes while you’re young. And you need to learn from them. That’s where Ade is tonight. Anybody can miss a penalty, but you need to hit the back of the net if you try to take a penalty like that. He needs to realize that. Since he’s been here, he’s been great-we’ll see his character now when he needs to dust himself off. He needs to learn. He needs to learn.”