Scott Parker was left furious, with Ademola Lookman’s failed Panenka attempt that cost Fulham a point at West Ham, declaring: “He needs to learn.”
After Tomas Soucek fired home moments earlier, Lookman’s awful effort was saved in the last minute as Fulham fell to a 1-0 loss at West Ham.
“My emotions are one of disappointment, anger a little bit,” Parker said of Lookman claim Sky Sport.
“He’s a young player and when you are young you make mistakes. And you need to learn from them. That’s where Ade is tonight. Anyone can miss a penalty but if you decide to take a penalty like that you need to hit the back of the net. He needs to understand that. He’s been fantastic since he’s been here – we’ll see the character of him now as he’ll need to dust himself down. He needs to learn.”
“If you miss a penalty like that, you put yourself right on the show. He understands that he’s disappointed more than anyone.”
“He’ll bounce back, he’s an unbelievable character and professional.”