Read what Tammy Abraham has to say about Kovacic’s celebration

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Mateo Kovacic scored his first ever Chelsea goal for Chelsea as he scored the equaliser for Chelsea after Carlos Soler had put Valencia in front.

Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in front shortly after the restart, but it wasn’t enough for the Blues to get the win and seal qualification into the round of 16.

Tammy Abraham couldn’t complete the game as he had to be taken off at half-time, and the Chelsea striker was pleased that the Blues were able to seal a point.

“We are [pleased with a point],” he said. “We knew coming here was never gonna be easy. We had to stick together. Even though it looked like we had won the game at the end when Christian scored. But they’re a top side and they created a lot of chances. But now it’s in our hands to just go out there and win the next game [to qualify].”

Tammy was also pleased with the goal scored by Kovacic and was as well surprised with the Croatian’s weird celebration.

He went on: “I was [very pleased for Mateo Kovacic]. I was not sure about the celebration, but everyone was delighted for him. He deserves it, he played outstandingly today. The goal just tops it off. The rest of the boys – everyone gave a great performance, so a good result at the end.

“It’s a massive one. For me it’s always been a dream to play in the Champions League and I don’t want it to end here in the group stages, I want to push on further and I’m sure all of us want to as well. It’s good that it’s in our hands back at the Bridge.”

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