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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham will have to compete with Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi for a place in the Chelsea team this season and the 21 year old insists he likes the pressure.
Abraham said, according to Chelsea’s official website: “It’s nice to have that competition with people you look up to. I have grown up watching players like Olivier Giroud, so it’s nice to see be in the same team as him.
“I like pressure. It drives me on. I have had pressure wherever I’ve been. Having competition such as Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi is fantastic. I’m only striving to be better.
“I want to achieve everything possible. The sky’s the limit. Being at a top club like Chelsea you’re in big competitions, so hopefully I can get my hands on a couple of trophies at Chelsea too.”
Chelsea graduates like Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Kasey Palmer have been part of Chelsea’s pre-season tour and Abraham admits he has thoroughly enjoyed being on tour with the academy graduates he has known for so long.
Abraham added: “We have got a young and mixed team. It’s nice for the new players, [Christian] Pulisic has come in and settled very quickly. It’s nice for all of us to understand each other. A couple of players were out on loan last season, we are all coming back as a team now.
“In training you see us bonding and spending time together. It’s nice to have the young crowd around you. If one of us is having a tough day another brings him up. There are great leaders in the senior lads but it’s nice to have a couple of mates around you who lift you up as well.”