Tammy Abraham, Chelsea striker, has stated his desire to score more goals for the club. The British-born Nigerian footballer opened his goal account for the club on Saturday, grabbing a brace in the 3-2 win over Norwich City in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old, who returned to Stamford Bridge this earlier in the summer, after a loan spell at Aston Villa, began the season on a shaky start. He suffered a racist abuse after he missed the crucial penalty for the London club in the Super Cup defeat against Liverpool this month.
Blues coach, Frank Lampard, defended and backed the player to improve, after he fired blank in his first two matches in the league.
But Abraham said he is happy to finally repay Lampard for his support, promising to keep giving his best on the pitch.
“I have always believed in myself. I know I have had a bit of a sticky time at the start of the season, but I’m someone who doesn’t let that affect me. It drives me on,” he said.
“Now I have scored two good goals and hopefully I can keep scoring for Chelsea.”
“This is football at the end of the day. You just have to enjoy it as much as you can. It’s not a long career, so while you’re out there you just have to give your best and just enjoy it.”
The club’s former academy player celebrated his first goal with Lampard, before paying tribute to the Chelsea legend in the media.
“It’s always nice to have that support behind you, especially how he supports the young lads,” he added.
“He gives us confidence. When a coach believes in you, you just want to do your best and give 100 per cent.”