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Strikers feed off goals, and the confidence of every striker is boosted when he bangs in the goals on a regular basis. Also, we’ve seen strikers lose confidence when they miss chances, big chances especially.
Chelsea have had high profile strikers who didn’t do well at the club, as the likes of Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata struggled for form at the Bridge.
Chelsea academy product Tammy Abraham will fight for a place in the team next season after three spells away from the club on loan. Abraham had a good season on loan with Aston Villa last season, and is now set for a full campaign with the club.
The 21-year-old scored the opening goal for Chelsea in the 2-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday, and the goal came after he’s missed a massive chance early in the game.
Abraham was asked whether missing opportunities have ever played on his mind, and the young striker has revealed what comes to his mind after a missed opportunity.
“For me, that’s one thing I learnt as I’ve got older,” Abraham explained. “When I was younger, if I missed a chance then my head would be down for a while, whereas now I’m just looking for the next opportunity and making sure I take it.
“I’ve been watching the top strikers in the world and how they react when they miss a chance, and they just always stay focused and take the next one that comes along. Thankfully I did that against Barcelona and hopefully that can be the first of many.
“I’ve got a manager here who believes in the young lads and will give you your chance if you work hard in training. That’s all I needed to hear and I’ll be giving my all for Chelsea this season and hopefully giving the manager something to think about.”