Danny Mills has ripped into Ademola Lookman after his attempted Panenka penalty cost Fulham a point at West Ham yesterday.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the effort showed “everything that is wrong with the modern player” in a scathing review 23-year-old.
Fulham squandered the opportunity to equalise in the 98th minute at the London Stadium after a Panenka penalty from Lookman was saved by Lukasz Fabianski.
The winger’s tame attempt handed David Moyes’s side all three points and compounded the Cottagers to their sixth defeat of the 2020/21 campaign.
Former Everton attacker Lookman arrived to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan deal from RB Leipzig in September and has scored once in five Premier League appearances.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Lookman’s penalty in Fulham’s 1-0 loss, Mills said: “Ridiculous. There is no other word for it, if I am honest.
“To do that when you are desperate to get a point in the last minute…
“Lookman’s penalty is everything that is wrong with the modern day player. His mindset is wrong. It is all about him trying to be the superstar. It is all about him trying to look great. It is all about him trying to get all of the headlines.
“Taking a penalty is a free shot from 12 yards. It is not about looking good.
“It is about scoring a goal, that is what it is all about. The only thing going through Ademola Lookman’s mind is scoring and I am not sure that it was.
“If that had been the last minute of the first half I would have taken him off.”