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Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel Accepts Responsibility For Failing To Trust Attacker Tammy Abraham

With the striker’s future at Stamford Bridge hangs in the balance, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has taken some blame for Tammy Abraham’s lack of opportunities last season.
According to Sky Italia, Roma have negotiated a PS34 million contract with Chelsea to sign Abraham, leaving the 23-year-old to decide whether or not he wants to join the Serie A club.
Abraham finished last season as Chelsea’s joint best scorer with 12 goals, but he only made seven appearances when Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January, and the impending signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan appears to be pushing him further down the pecking order.
Tuchel said Abraham, who missed out on England’s Euro 2020 squad, has had a full pre-season and is available for Wednesday’s UEFA Super League final against Villarreal, and refused to explicitly address Roma’s offer.
Tuchel claims he doesn’t have as much faith in Tammy Abraham as other Chelsea players. “I won’t comment on the actual situations – how far this is and if it’s true or not true,” Tuchel said.
“Tammy is now in the squad.”
He put in some strong practice matches.
“He was clearly dissatisfied with the previous six months, and perhaps he has reason to be dissatisfied as well, and perhaps it was also my fault for not pushing him, for not trusting him on the same level that I may have trusted other players.”
“I completely see why he wants more time.”
So the choice will be, “How do we plan,” “What are Tammy’s plans,” “Does he want to change clubs to have a chance to be a regular starter?”
Arsenal and Atalanta of Serie A are also interested in signing Abraham, although Chelsea would rather sell him to a team outside the Premier League, making a move across London doubtful.
For a more accessible video player, please use the Chrome browser. Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Abraham wants to continue in the Premier League.
Tuchel has a selection conundrum ahead of Wednesday’s match against Villarreal, as he must choose between first-team regulars who have just returned from summer breaks after participating in Euro 2020 and periphery players like Abraham, who have had a full pre-season.
“Until the transfer window closes, it’s pretty a routine position in preparation,” Tuchel remarked.
“Tammy is one of those players for whom we constantly assess the situation and adapt to the necessities, but there is no news for tomorrow right now.”
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