Paul Lambert backs Ritchie De Laet after error
By BBC Sport
Updated Monday, 15th August 2011
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert was impressed by debutant Ritchie De Laet in the 1-1 draw at Wigan.The summer loan signing from Manchester United, 22, conceded a penalty after losing possession to Franco Di Santo for the Latics' opener goal.
Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk: "It's easy for young players to capitulate when they make a mistake, but the way he responded, I was delighted with him.
"The two blocks he had at the end were top-class."
He added: "It was a really poor goal, but I'm sure Ritchie will realise what happened, but at the end he did redeem himself, it was a terrific block."
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And Lambert said: "I thought he was briliant, the time he was on he was a handful, he took a nasty knock but was a threat the whole game."
An early clash of heads with Adrian Lopez left Morison bloody and bruised below one eye, but he went on to set up Wes Hoolahan's equaliser, and was pleased with his top-flight bow.
"It wasn't so bad that I couldn't go back out there, I really enjoyed myself and managed to set the goal up, it was a good day," he said.
"It was massive, the build-up, the atmosphere, 4,500 Norwich fans and it's only going to get bigger as we go on."
Source: BBC Sport