Baker put his head on the line to block a Kenwyne Jones shot in victory at Stoke City.
āI think thatās part of the game,ā said Lambert.
āItās very rare in football that you can go through a game and not get hit somewhere or get a cut or anything like that.
āIf you can go throughout your career without that then youāre doing all right! There will be times where you have to put your head in and take the hit.
āNathan Baker, for instance, goes in for things you think, āI donāt know if he should go for thatā, but heās at the point where he canāt stop.
āYou canāt question his bravery that for sure. You expect people to be strong, but Iād like people to play the game the right way.
āIf they can adapt to reading situations then great, but you also know being a defender youāll also have to go into things that some people might not want to go into and youāll have to deal with it.ā