Despite suffering racial abuse for his missed penalty in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool, Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has vowed to continue taking spot-kicks.
Abraham was subjected to online racial abuse after the Super Cup defeat to Liverpool with some of the Tweets reading, "Tammy Abraham f*** off back to the jungle you silly cotton picking dirt n***er.” And another read: “F****** n*****”, alongside a video of the Ku Klux Klan lynching.
Abraham revealed that he will not back down from taking penalties, "I’ve scored a few. Unfortunately, I missed one of the most important ones for Chelsea. They say the top players always miss penalties and it’s about how you react. I’ve just got to keep pushing myself.
"I’m always someone who believes in myself in penalties. I had a few last season and a few important ones. Unfortunately, this was probably one of my most important ones I missed.
"It’s about how I react and just get my head up. The boys have made it feel like nothing has even happened. It’s a great bunch of boys now we’ve just got to focus on the game against Leicester."