Lukasz Fabianski had a day to forget for West Ham against Newcastle on Saturday but deserves praise for his reaction after the match.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Fabianski apologised for his poor showing.
“I’m really sorry for my performance. The boys have worked so hard to get a result,” the 36-year-old wrote on Instagram.
The 55-time Poland international dropped the ball at the feet of Joelinton from a corner in the 3-2 defeat, allowing the striker to score Newcastle’s second.
Kenny hailed Fabianski for his bravery in apologising for his error, insisting that he has earned the right to have an off-day over the course of his Irons career.
“I think nowadays, fans want players to react after the match,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“This is why they follow them on social media. He’s messed up so he’s apologised for it. That’s impressive.
“If he didn’t, people might come out and say he doesn’t care. It shows that he does care and that he’s genuinely sorry.
“He’s been brilliant for West Ham. He has seriously been one of their best players since he signed for them.
“It was a bad mistake but it happens as a goalkeeper. It shows he cares, liaising with fans through social media.”
Fabianski signed a one-year contract extension in March, committing him to the club until 2022.
He moved to the London Stadium in 2018 after West Ham agreed a £7million fee with Swansea.