Last Updated: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:02
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has backed keeper Paulo Gazzaniga to bounce back from his costly error against Norwich.
Saints had taken the lead against the Canaries at St Mary's on Wednesday night thanks to Lambert's strike just after the half hour mark.
With the break approaching, Norwich won a free-kick on the edge of the Southampton penalty area.
Gazzaniga managed to get a hand to Robert Snodgrass' relatively tame effort, but somehow the ball sneaked past him at the near post.
Soutampton continued to press for a winner but they were unable to force a breakthrough and had to settle for a point.
Gazzaniga did produce a fine save to deny Grant Holt's headed effort from a corner after the break, and Lambert insists the shot-stopper does not need to apologise, backing the 20-year-old to recover from his mistake.
"He didn't have to apologise to us," Lambert told the Southern Daily Echo. "You could see he was disappointed.
"He has done really well the last few weeks and it was a just little lapse in concentration.
"He is more disappointed than us and these things happen. It is how you respond to it."
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