Tammy Abraham: This is the kind of striker I am

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Former Chelsea striker has spoken about his qualities after scoring the match winning goal that took Roma to the final of the Europa Conference League.

Abraham’s 11th minute goal proved the difference at the Stadio Olimpico, knocking out Leicester City with an aggregate 2-1 victory.

Speaking about his goal, Abraham told BT Sport at full-time: “My job is to be active around the box.

“That’s the kind of striker I am.

“Whenever I sniff an opportunity I try to take my chance. I’m not the best at heading but today was a pretty good one.

“t was a bit of a surprise, but it doesn’t matter who is marking me, if I sniff a chance I have to go for it.”

Abraham, who was taken off during the closing stages of the game, admitted he was drained and couldn’t breathe at some point.

He added: “I tried and my team tried. You had to give your all. We left everything out there.

“In the last couple of minutes I couldn’t breathe. He told me to keep going and we did that.”

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