Lukasz Fabiański has admitted to West Ham United’s official website that he apologised to his teammates after Monday’s defeat to Liverpool after enduring a poor night at Anfield.
Fabianski had a rare night to forget for David Moyes’s men. The Poland international could have perhaps done better for the home side’s opening goal. And he certainly should have kept Mohamed Salah’s effort out with little problem.
Fabianski was comfortably behind Salah’s attempt on goal. But somehow the ball found its way past the goalkeeper and squirmed across the line. Liverpool, of course, went on to score a late winner.
And the 34-year-old conceded that all he could do after the game was hold his hands up and say sorry to his teammates in the dressing room.
“I just apologised,” he told the club’s official website. “I do not think there is anything else I can say. I held my hands up and ‘I am really sorry for my efforts. I am the reason why we lost’.”
TBR View – Fabianski error cruel blow for outstanding signing
If there is one player who has earned the right to make an error, it is surely Fabianski. He has so often produced outstanding performances since moving to the London Stadium.
And he has earned the Irons a number of points since his arrival. Nevertheless, it is incredibly cruel that his error came in a game that the Hammers were leading.
Fabianski is arguably being harsh on himself by suggesting that he is responsible for the defeat. But had he been able to produce one more heroic display on Monday night, Moyes’s side may have left Anfield with a huge three points in their battle to stay up.