Chelsea of England striker, Tammy Abraham has come out with a startling revelation that The Blues are struggling this season in the English Premier League because they hardly have enough time to train together as a team, MEGASPORTSARENA.COM REPORTS.
Speaking against the backdrop of seemingly poor performances by highly-regarded duo of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, who were well-celebrated on their arrivals last summer, Abraham reckoned that the pair has failed to settle down well because of limited time they get with their teammates.
Havertz and Werner were among Chelsea’s big-money signings in the summer, as Frank Lampard spent more than £200m on additions to the squad, but the Nigerian-born England international went on to declare that the new signings need more time to adjust to life in London.
With Werner having scored only four goals in 17 EPL appearances and Havertz has started only 10 games so far in the English top-flight, during which Lampard has deployed him in numerous different positions, Abraham believes they need more time working together in training.
The lanky lad, who only last season joined Chelsea fully after loans at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, but has scored six goals so far this term, believes the German duo will soon come good, though he wants more time for them ahead of games in the packed fixture list.
Abraham, who also threw more light on the personal progress he has made with The Blues, stated: “We have hardly had any time to train together and to work out how each other play so we’re just taking every day as it comes at the moment.
“Every game we play, we’re learning new things about each other. I’m starting to understand them more and they’re starting to understand me more so hopefully we drive each other and be the best we can be. I dreamt about it as a little boy and I still feel like I’m dreaming today.
“I’ve been at the club since the age of seven so you can imagine how much I’ve always wanted to make it to the top level. I still have to pinch myself now and then when I realise where I am today.
“I think you need the experience of going out on loan as a young kid, playing men’s football at the top level. I was getting kicked and scratched in games and you have to learn that ugly side of football as well. It really prepared me to know what I had to come back and do.
“I had to learn to use my body more because you don’t need it as much as a kid growing up. I learnt about being in the right positions, had to work on my finishing of course, and just try to understand my team-mates more.
“That’s the main thing I’ve learnt over the years. You have to be hungry and work hard because you see a lot of talent at the younger ages when you’re growing up at Chelsea but we know that talent alone is never enough.
“You have to put in that extra work and work even harder. For me right now, it’s still all about working as hard as I can and trying to be the best I can be.”