CHELSEA MANAGER FRANK Lampard has offered his support to Nigeria-born English forward Tammy Abraham after the young striker’s penalty miss against Liverpool proved decisive on Wednesday.
After the first nine players converted their penalties in a shootout in the UEFA Super Cup, Abraham saw his spot-kick saved by Adrian to seal the trophy for Liverpool.
Lampard was not phased after seeing Abraham miss the crucial penalty, insisting that moments like those are part of being a top-level player.
“Tammy needs to keep his head up,” Lampard told BT Sport. ”That’s part and parcel of being a top player. You want to take the fifth penalty but you might miss it.”
The first-year Chelsea boss was proud of his side’s performance in a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes in Istanbul, a major improvement after the Blues fell 4-0 to Manchester United in their Premier League opener on Sunday.
“They showed their personality. It was a tough, tough game against a fantastic Liverpool team,” Lampard said.