Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has urged his teammates to use the anger of their Champions League defeat against Valencia and take it out on Liverpool at the weekend.
The Blues will have started their Champions League campaign in confident mood, with their tie against Valencia following on from an impressive 5-2 win over a Wolves side who have been notoriously hard to beat since their promotion back to the top-flight in 2018.
However, Frank Lampard’s side would fall to a 1-0 defeat at home to the La Liga outfit, with Ross Barkley missing a late penalty for the Blues, who next face Liverpool in a tasty looking tie at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Speaking after the Valencia defeat, in-form Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham admitted that he and his teammates were ‘fuming’ at the defeat, and urged them to channel their anger towards the Premier League leaders.
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“(Sunday) is a test of character. We can take our anger out against Liverpool,” Abraham said, according to Sky Sports.
“It’s a massive game and both teams will be going to win. We’ll look forward to putting (tonight’s defeat) right.
“It’s still early doors (in the Champions League). We’re fuming we lost today. But there’s still five games to go – we just have to win our next five.
“We’re obviously disappointed. We didn’t play our best football. Valencia came and stopped us playing the way we wanted so you have to give them credit.
“We’re going to have a lot of ups and downs in a season. We’ve got to move on and not dwell on it.”
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