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Lookman Vows To Bounce Back After Penalty Miss

Lookman Vows To Bounce Back After Penalty Miss

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.

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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.

By James Agberebi 

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  • My selection for the sierra Leone game:







    • JimmyBall 9 months ago

      @Sportsfan… So like coach Rohr you want to convert Semi Ajayi to DM now shey? Let him fight at centre back where he plays in his club… I will rather have Shehu at DM position, Shehu seems more natural and a better ball player than Semi Ajayi.

  • Kingston 9 months ago

    I don’t even want to see ajayi and shehu start the match. we should start with our two centre midfielders and iwobi as no10.
    @sportsfan, what’s is iwobi looking for in the wing? iwobi would be average if he plays in that position especially considering super eagles current style of play. the times iwobi played really well for us, not just some short spark of dexterity, he has always done it in the middle of the park – against Argentina friendly, this Afcon qualifiers where we faced one north African side (I’ve forgotten their name) where ighalo scored hattrick, and many more.
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