Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has not ruled out playing for the Nigeria Super Eagles in the future despite getting England youth and full caps. Abraham spoke exclusively to www.aclsports.com in Istanbul after the Super Cup penalty kick defeat to Liverpool.
Abraham who missed the vital kick that gave Liverpool the trophy on playing for Nigeria “Anything is still possible” he said. “I have not ruled it out completely but we will see”.
After loan spells at Bristol Rovers, Swansea City and Aston Villa Abraham has returned to a Chelsea football club now banned from transfers. He started the away defeat at Old Trafford in which he was unlucky not to have given the visitors a deserved lead when his vicious effort came off the upright with the David De Gea in goal for United a spectator.
In Istanbul he came on in the second half for goal scorer Olivier Giroud and got involved straightaway. He helped clear a goal bound effort and forcing ball away for a corner during Liverpool’s strong early second half showing. Liverpool did take the lead but Abraham’s speed was able to get him in and ahead of Adrian who was adjudged to have fouled him for a penalty.
Did he try to volunteer for that penalty? “Naah, no way, I just went to say a few words, Jorginho is the master of penalty kicks” he said again laughing.
On missing in the shootout “I have scored goals everywhere I have been and I always back myself to score goals. I have also scored penalties but tonight it was not to be. The senior players have been wonderful to me and the manager especially too. They have told me to forget about it and just get on with the job, that these things happen and we are expected to learn and grown from it. I intend to do just that”
Tammy Abraham and Chelsea welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge this Sunday in manager Frank Lampard’s first home game as manager of Chelsea football club. After Old Trafford and Istanbul, Abraham will be looking to get off the mark in his senior Chelsea career.