Baker put his head on the line to block a Kenwyne Jones shot in victory at Stoke City.
âI think thatâs part of the game,â said Lambert.
âItâs very rare in football that you can go through a game and not get hit somewhere or get a cut or anything like that.
âIf you can go throughout your career without that then youâre doing all right! There will be times where you have to put your head in and take the hit.
âNathan Baker, for instance, goes in for things you think, âI donât know if he should go for thatâ, but heâs at the point where he canât stop.
âYou canât question his bravery that for sure. You expect people to be strong, but Iâd like people to play the game the right way.
âIf they can adapt to reading situations then great, but you also know being a defender youâll also have to go into things that some people might not want to go into and youâll have to deal with it.â