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Lambert Hails Ikeme, Enobakhare’s Showings In Wolves Defeat To Wigan

Lambert Hails Ikeme, Enobakhare’s Showings In Wolves Defeat To Wigan

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers coach, Paul Lambert, has again praised Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and his compatriot, Bright Enobakhare, for their brilliant performance in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

Ikeme conceded his 30th goal of the English Football League – Championship season after Jake Buxton leapt high to head home a late corner for Wigan to stun Wolves.

 

And Lambert admits his side didn't deserve to win the game and also concedes that letting in a late goal was ‘poor’.

 

"It was really disappointing and I’m angry as well in the manner that we’ve lost the game," he begins in his post match interview. 

 

"In any football game, you've got to earn the right to win the game and we’ve never earned the right to win that game – that’s the disappointing thing. 

 

"Again, Carl Ikeme had one save to make and then we end up losing the game.

 

"I’ve got no problem with playing the kids … and Bright (Enobakhare) was very good himself."

 

It was Wolves' 32nd defeat of the campaign which sees them dropping to 18th position in the EFL Championship table with 35 points from 31 games.

 

Ikeme has made 26 appearances, keeping seven clean sheets.

 

Lambert whose side face Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, adds that the Wolves will have to play much better if they must get any chance of progressing to the next round of the Cup. 

 

"If you don't know what you're going into on Saturday, you'll never know,” Lambert continues. 

 

"They won’t need me to say what kind of game it’s going to be like or what kind of team they're going to come up against.

 

"It’s a game where we will do what we can to try and go through – we’re going to have to play incredibly well and they will have to have an off-day, but Cup football can happen."

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