'At that time, I was in tears' - Tammy Abraham reveals his worst moment in football

'At that time, I was in tears' - Tammy Abraham reveals his worst moment in football

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has termed his penalty miss in the Super Cup final shootout one of his worst experiences in football. 

The England striker missed the decisive kick in a penalty shootout which eventually handed Liverpool the trophy in Istanbul in August 2019. 

The moment still haunts the 22-year-old, especially since he was subjected to racist abuse on social media.

"I remember walking up and the pressure got to me, nobody had missed up to that point so I knew I had to score," he said as quoted by the club's official website.

"I had what I wanted to do in my head but I changed my mind when I was taking the run-up. Afterward in the changing room, everyone came round me saying “don’t worry, it happens to the best players” but at the time I just didn’t want to hear it. I wanted everyone to leave me alone, I was in tears.

"I lost a lot of confidence after that. I was doing well on my loans but when I came back to Chelsea, it just wasn’t working – I couldn’t get my first goal, I couldn’t do anything. In my head, I was wondering if it was worth all the stress because I was getting abused on Twitter, a lot of racist comments, people saying I wasn’t good enough to be playing for Chelsea. It was the biggest down in anything I’ve done in football"

The striker however picked up himself well and is the current leading goal scorer for the club with 15 goals. 

The Blues' fans will be hoping he returns in the best form as the Premier League resumes next month with a Champions League ticket up for grabs. 

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