A lot have criticised Ademola Lookman recently however Andy Townsend’s evaluation of the Fulham ahead’s penalty miss final weekend may very well be probably the most passionate one but.
Lookman, who’s spending the season on mortgage at Craven Cottage from RB Leipzig, squandered a spot kick to earn Fulham some extent at West Ham.
The guests had been awarded a penalty within the remaining minute of stoppage-time, nonetheless, Lookman obtained his tried Panenka all flawed and the ball trickled straight into Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s arms. Fulham went on to lose the match.
talkSPORT’s Danny Mills and Perry Groves couldn’t consider what the ahead was pondering, with the latter referring to Lookman because the ‘Panenka plonker’.
In the meantime, Andy Cole mentioned on our airwaves that Lookman needs to be fined a few weeks’ wages, whereas former Fulham Danny Murphy provided his condemnation on Monday.
However all this criticism has been blown out the water by Andy Townsend, who went to city on Lookman for his missed penalty reside on talkSPORT.
A livid Townsend mentioned: “We pander to gamers greater than ever earlier than, from all angles. Gamers are wet-nursed to such an extent that generally I feel it’s now a special sport in comparison with the one which I performed in.
“That younger man – that was probably the most egocentric, ridiculous, incomprehensible choice I feel I’ve seen for a lot of a 12 months.
“I’ve a idea with mortgage gamers. After they stroll in they suppose they’re doing you a little bit of a favour. Let me inform you, they don’t want one second extra of any of that garbage that he dished up.
“He wasn’t concerned in Fulham getting relegated and struggling the embarrassment of getting booted out the league after which he wasn’t concerned in any of the robust stuff in getting them again up.
“And but he rocks up within the final minute of a sport while you’ve simply had your first win… Scott Parker and his gamers know they’ve obtained it full on to get to 30 factors, by no means thoughts 35 or 38.
“For him to step up and do this on the weekend I believed was disgraceful. He’s not a child, individuals say he’s a younger participant, however he’s 23.
“He’s been to Everton, he’s been out to Germany, he’s made some massive strikes, earned just a few quid, good luck to him! Nobody’s denying him that however don’t flip up within the final minute of a sport and do this. Depart that to people who find themselves adequate to do this.
“Be a professional and step up and bang it into the again of the online and we return to the Cottage and we’re up and operating with a win and a draw.
“As a substitute of that, his supervisor has to attempt to say in entrance of the press and attempt to make sense of probably the most silly factor I’ve seen in my life.”