Nigerian born forward Tammy Abraham will remain on penalty-taking duties despite his miss against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.
Abraham’s penalty was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian to hand the Super Cup to the Reds on Wednesday night, and the 21-year-old was the subject of criticisms from Chelsea fans following the painful defeat.
The striker wasted a great chance to win the Super Cup before the match went to a shoot-out, where Adrian denied the 21-year-old’s decisive spot-kick.
The attacker has stated that he would be stepping up again if Chelsea get another penalty.
“I’m always someone who believes in myself on penalties,” Abraham said.
“I had a few last season and a few important ones. Unfortunately today (Wednesday), probably one of my most important ones, I missed. It’s about how I react and just get my head up.
“I need to keep going. I’ve scored a few. Unfortunately, I missed one of the most important ones for Chelsea. Keep going. They say the top players always miss penalties and it’s about how you react. I’ve just got to keep pushing myself.
“The boys have made it feel like nothing has even happened. Everyone’s had their arms around me. They’ve said the best players miss, it’s something to learn from. It’s better it happened now than later on. You grow into a man and learn from it.
“It’s a great bunch of boys. Now we’ve just got to focus on the game against Leicester.”
Chelsea are next in action when they take on Leicester City in the English Premier League this weekend.