Ademola Lookman has vowed to come back stronger following his stoppage time penalty miss, which cost Fulham a share of the points against West Ham at the weekend.
Lookman had the chance to claim a vital and deserved point for Fulham after they were awarded a 98th minute penalty.
But the 23-year-old attempted a Paneka, with so little power that West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had time to dive and stand himself up once more before catching the ball.
Fulham boss Scott Parker expressed his frustration after the costly miss.
“The penalty – the boy has made a mistake, that’s clear. 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.”
And reacting to the miss, Lookman says he takes full responsibility and promised to score if he gets another chance from the spot.
“I take full responsibility and onus for it. To my teammates, manager and the supporters I vow to put the next one in. I will not let one failure hold me back,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Fulham are in 17th place on four points and are just a point outside the relegation zone.
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