Attempting a Panenka penalty solely produces two outcomes – you rating and look cool whereas doing so, otherwise you miss and have egg in your face.
Ademola Lookman tried it at West Ham on Saturday evening and sadly for him and Fulham he somewhat spectacularly ended up within the latter class.
The ahead made an entire hash of his spot-kick as his effort dribbled into the palms of Lukasz Fabianski.
To make issues a complete lot worse for Lookman, his miss got here within the remaining minute of stoppage-time with Fulham going onto lose the London Stadium conflict 1-0.
Lookman has since apologised to followers, posting on social media on Sunday: “After yesterday’s mistake, I take full accountability and onus for it.
“To my teammates, supervisor and the supporters I vow to place the following one in. I can’t let one failure maintain me again. @FulhamFC”
It doesn’t take a genius to work out Lookman’s effort was poorly executed however talkSPORT’s Danny Mills believes it throws up some points in regards to the perspective of gamers today, who would favor to make it ‘all about them’ somewhat than do one thing for the nice of the staff.
On Lookman’s miss, the previous England defender: “Is that this not the curse of the trendy day participant?
“You’ve obtained a free kick from twelve yards out, you towards the goalkeeper. The purpose is to place the ball at the back of the online – it’s a free shot, it’s unopposed.
“It’s virtually as should you’re making all of it about you – I need to be the man who does one thing particular, I need to be the man who desires to be on social media, I need to be on the TV channels.
“You recognize what, simply do what Alan Shearer used to do. Stroll up and smash it within the nook within the final minute and put your hand within the air and say ‘I’ve obtained my staff a degree’.
“It was all about him in that scenario and he’s going to get his comeuppance.”
Former Arsenal participant Perry Groves additionally gave his opinion on the failed penalty through the Sunday Session on talkSPORT – saying he would ban his gamers from making an attempt Panenkas if he was a supervisor.
“The Panenka plonker of the weekend,” started Groves. “While you have a look at him you assume, ‘you’ve obtained too excessive an opinion of your self’. He’s making an attempt to be too intelligent.
“Simply don’t be too intelligent and don’t attempt to overcomplicate it.
“If you’re going to be intelligent you HAVE to attain.
“If I used to be a supervisor I might BAN gamers from doing Panenkas, as a result of goalkeepers aren’t’ shifting as shortly.”
Whereas co-host Andy Cole, the Manchester United legend, mentioned banning gamers from taking Panenkas could also be going too far, he did have his personal opinion.
“I wouldn’t ban them, I might effective them in the event that they missed it,” he admitted. “High-quality them a few weeks’ wages.”