Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert has praised Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme for his heroics despite their 2-1 away loss to Burton Albion in the English Championship on Saturday.
Ikeme returned to Wolves’ starting 11 after serving a two-man ban but couldn’t prevent his side from losing despite an impressive display in goal.
Reflecting on the game, Lambert slammed his team for a poor second half performance.
“The second half I thought we weren’t the same,” Lambert told Wolves’ official website.
“We allowed Burton to get in the game, Carl’s had a couple of saves, we had a sense that if we don’t shake ourselves up they score.
“The first goal they score is too easy for them to get through and the second goal to come out without marking someone is poor.
“It was never going to be a game to get down and pass it and look great.
“It just never went for us. I’m not sure how many have played here before. But this is Championship football – you have to come here and grind it out, which we never did.
“We allowed the impetus to go to Burton (at the start of the second half) and that was the disappointing thing.
“We’ve got to be able to defend corners and balls into the box. The second goal, we ran out not marking, which is incredible for us.”