Despite his heartbreaking penalty miss in the UEFA Super Cup encounter against Liverpool, which cost them the match on Wednesday in Istanbul, Tammy Abraham, has no plans to give up taking penalties.
The youngster missed the solitary penalty in the penalty shootout which well turned out to be the difference as Liverpool won the match 5-4 on shootouts after 90 minutes of play had produced a 2-2 draw.
However, Abraham still believes in himself and his penalty kicks.
“I’ve scored a few. Unfortunately, I missed one of the most important ones for Chelsea,” he told UK newspapers.
“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 the 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 [City].”
Despite Chelsea’s defeat in this match, their performance against favourites Liverpool means that they cannot be ruled out either.
Abraham hopes that Chelsea can be one of the prime contenders for the title in the Premier League.
“A lot of the boys see the way he wants us to play and we tried to play like that against Liverpool. We showed glimpses of what we can do,” he said.
“We’re a threat, we’re good defensively and we can attack. We just have to build on it. The whole team fills me with confidence.
“Every training session, before every game, they always lift me. I just have to push on this season and hopefully, we can be up there to fight for the title.
“We would have liked to win the final and at United but it is still early doors. There is still a long season ahead and we are still in big competitions as well. It’s about how we react now. The points on Sunday will be massive for us,” he added.