Tammy Abraham is ‘worried, sad and angry’ about his continued absence from Chelsea, admits Thomas Tuchel … with a striker who hasn’t played a minute in the past two months.
- Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham feels “concerned.”
- The England international has not appeared in the Blues since February 20
- Tuchel admits that the decision to leave out Abraham was never “personal.”
- The German boss hopes the 23-year-old will remain ‘focused’ and confident
Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham feels “concerned” and “angry” about his situation at Chelsea.
The England international has not been part of the Blues since their 1-1 Premier League draw against Southampton on February 20.
Tuchel admits that the decision to leave Abraham out for people like Chelsea’s side for the 1-0 FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City is never ‘personal’ and that he hopes the 23-year-old stays ‘focused’.
Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham feels “worried” and “angry.”
Tuchel said of Abraham’s situation, “Everyone worries about not being in the squad, but it’s never an easy decision for me to make.
‘I have a lot of sympathy for him and I can understand that he is concerned and sad and maybe angry with me when I make these decisions.
‘Sometimes after the last training we spend almost an hour talking about which decisions to make and which players to leave at home because the margins are decisive.
The striker has not played for Chelsea since their 1-1 draw against Southampton on 20 February
Tuchel admits that the decision to leave Abraham out has never been ‘personal’ and that he will spend more than an hour on the training ground making the decision about his squad.
Tammy has made this decision a few times now against him which is never personal, but this is life at Chelsea sometimes as a player.
“I hope he doesn’t get lost in too many thoughts, because he knows he doesn’t have to worry too much about his situation.
All he can do is stay focused and keep believing because the situation for a striker can change in minutes.
“We have an important training course underway and my decisions have not yet been made.”
Abraham excelled in Frank Lampard’s first campaign as Chelsea manager – scoring 18 goals in all competitions as Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup final.
Abraham excelled in Lampard’s first campaign, scoring 18 goals in all competitions
However, since Tuchel’s arrival, he has had just 123 minutes of Premier League action
Despite his limited pitch time, Abraham remains the club’s highest scorer this season
However, since Tuchel’s arrival, Abraham has had just 123 minutes of Premier League action, playing in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Burnley and their 1-1 draw against Southampton.
Despite being left out of the current Chelsea squad, Abraham remains the club’s highest scorer this season.
He scored a total of 12 goals under Lampard, three of which came in his last game against Luton.
As a result, West Ham is said to be one of the clubs interested in Abraham’s signature should he decide to leave Chelsea in the summer.