Leeds United boss Daniel Farke says he’s fully behind Patrick Bamford even after the striker failed to score his penalty against Stoke on Wednesday night.
The Whites ended up losing the game 1-0 as their three game unbeaten streak came to an end at the Bet365 stadium on Wednesday. The only goal of the game came from a late corner as a header from Stoke striker Wesley cannoned off the bar and onto Pascal Struijk who took the final touch before the ball entered the net.
Bamford came on around the 70th minute mark with the game in the balance, replacing Joel Piroe. Just five minutes later, he won a penalty after a beat exchange with Rutter to win a foul in the box. The striker missed the penalty and Stoke scored just five minutes later.
Daniel Farke says he was not disappointed with what happened:
“Patrick created this penalty with a movement after the pass of Georgi. If I am allowed to say, I was surprised our offensive players got such easy yellows. For there to not be a yellow in this case, it could have been a red with no attempt to play the ball.
Patrick is experienced. He overtook the responsibility. Would have been better for someone else to take it because he missed it. Every taker in his life has missed penalties. These things happen.
He would be the hero if he had taken it. He does not need me to hug him. he understands. We win together and we lose together. Would have preferred a conversion, but it’s football.”