Tammy Abraham and his England U21 were unable to score in their opening game in the U21 European Championship, as they drew 0-0 with Sweden.

Luckily for England, they survived a scare after conceding a penalty 10 minutes from full-time against Sweden. Their own chances to score had mostly been in the first half although those had been few and far between.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is hoping for more in the rest of the competition.

“After conceding a penalty of course it is a good point for us,” said Abraham. “We will take a point and we need a win now so of course we will go next game and give it our all, and hopefully I will get a few more chances.”

Two other Chelsea youngsters Nathaniel Chalobah and Lewis Baker were also in the side with Abraham playing as a lone striker. With chances few and far between for England, Abraham was limited to half-chances with a volley from a corner and an effort with back to goal the closest he came.

He said: “I had to improvise in the moment, whatever came into my head at the time. I thought I would get more chances after that but unfortunately the chances did not come but we keep our heads up.

“It was hard against Sweden and I knew what I was going into. They dropped deep and they liked to close me off and I knew what was coming, so we had to be patient but the chances didn’t come. But we will take the point.”

England U21s’ next game in Poland is against Slovakia on Monday.

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