Scott Parker backs Mitrovic and Lookman to recover from penalty disappointments

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David Marshall conserved Aleksandar Mitrovic’s spot- start the shoot-out to send Scotland through to a major competition for the first time since 1998.

Fulham boss Scott Parker preserves Serbia frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic will not be left residence long on what may have wanted his penalty miss out on saw Scotland book their place at the Euro 2020 finals.

David Marshall conserved Mitrovic’s spot- start last week’s shoot-out in Belgrade, which sent out Scotland through to a major competition for the first time since 1998.

Mitrovic was the leading scorer in the Sky Bet Championship last season with 26 goals to spearhead Fulham’s effective promo campaign.

Parker is positive it will not be long prior to the 26-year-old shakes off the obstacle to once again concentrate on Fulham’s Premier League survival fight, which continues with the check out of Everton on Sunday.

“Mitro has just come in today (from international duty), of course he is disappointed with Serbia not qualifying and missing a penalty, but he is a strong personality,” Parker stated.

” As a centre-forward, you need to have that mindset about you, when you constantly put yourself on offer (to take a spot- kick), then there are constantly chances where you are going to be highlighted.

” Great margins in between success and failure are so little however once again what identifies how individuals respond from that is the most crucial.

“I have no doubt that come the weekend, Alex will be raring to go.”

On the other hand to last season’s fine form, Mitrovic has not scored in the Premier League since his brace during the 4-3 defeat at Leeds on September 19.

Parker, however, feels the former Newcastle striker ought to not be too hard on himself.

“As always, people always judge a lot of things on goals, certainly when you are a centre-forward,” stated Parker.

” I think his last 2 efficiencies in regards to a work principles and what we need from him as a team have actually been extraordinary.

” There is no rejecting I make certain he would state precisely the very same, as a centre-forward, they truly evaluate their own general efficiency on goals.

“That has not quite happened for Mitro over the last few weeks but like anything I am sure that is going to turn in the near future.”

Fulham lost 1-0 at West Ham prior to the international break– after Ademola Lookman fluffed his Panenka-style penalty deep into stoppage- time at the London Arena.

Lookman, 23, appeared heartbroken after his spot- kick accident and swore to come back more powerful.

Parker has been impressed with how the on-loan RB Leipzig forward dealt with the fall-out with a favorable state of mind instead of just left mulling everything over once again during the international break.

“Like with most things in life, and certainly in football, you need to learn from those mistakes and have those conversations, which we have as well, and move on very quickly,” the Fulham boss stated.

” You have to practise and improve, comprehend the procedures and choices made, see where we can enhance.

“Ade is going to be vitally important for us this year, he is going to be a big player for us, which we are going to need.”

Parker added:”He has that other bit to him where he wants to get better, wants to improve, spends a lot of time on his game and I have seen that over the last 10 days.”

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