Chelsea ace Olivier Giroud reveals what he's told Tammy Abraham ahead of Norwich start
24 August 2019 10:25
Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham starts for the Blues against Norwich, which takes place today at Carrow Road.Giroud, however, has started Chelsea’s last two games against Leicester and Norwich.Abraham’s most notable moment this season was when he missed the decisive penalty in the Super Cup final defeat to Liverpool.The 21-year-old looked visibly upset by his miss, but Giroud has been on hand to give his team-mate some advice ahead of Chelsea’s game with Norwich.
“I have been talking with Tammy a lot,” he told talkSPORT.“My main role is to look after these young players like Tammy and try and help them to improve.“When you’re a striker and you miss some chances or you miss a penalty, you must carry on and make sure you never give up.“This is one of the best values you can have as a striker. Tammy has got the quality and talent, he just needs to practice more and more. I keep telling him this.”
Giroud reiterated that the best way for Abraham to improve is to keep on practising, like the Frenchman admits he still does at the age of 32.“I have been doing that [practising] all my career and I still do,” he added.“Even at 32 I believe I can still can get better and improve as a player.
“I believe Tammy can get to a very good level.“He is listening to the advice that is being given to him, and he knows how important it is for him to make the most of this opportunity he has and make the step up.”Norwich's Teemu Pukki will be the main man that Chelsea will have to watch out for as he's already notched four goals in the Canaries' two Premier League games.