Aston Villa’s on-loan forward Tammy Abraham has spoken out about his inability to break into Chelsea’s first-team and his aims for the 2018/19 campaign in an interview with Chelsea Presser.
The 20-year-old joined Villa on a season-long loan from the Premier League giants in August after being convinced to join by Steve Bruce. Supporters of the Championship side will have been concerned to see Abraham vent his frustration at Bruce’s dismissal last week, but the England international is still targeting promotion with the Villains:
“My main aim is to hopefully do the best I can and by God’s grace we get promoted.”
In order to help Villa return to the Premier League, Abraham is hoping to replicate the form he showed whilst on loan at Bristol City during the 2016/17 campaign:
“I think for me if I touch anything near what I did at Bristol (City) I’ll be very happy.
“I’m someone that always aims high and if I can get there or beat it I’ll be very pleased with myself.”
The move to Villa Park came as a result of a lack of opportunities at parent club Chelsea, who he is hoping to impress whilst out on loan:
“A club like Chelsea is always a difficult place to break in with the quality and money they have. They’re always going to be able to afford new players but that gives you that confidence to go out and improve and show yourself.
“If it’s not at Chelsea, you’ve got to do like what I have and get out, get some games and keep improving to get that quality that is needed. “
Villa will be back in action after the international break when Swansea City visit the Midlands. Dean Smith’s side are currently occupying fifteenth place in the Championship table, four points adrift of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
Quotes taken from Elliott Jackson’s interview with Tammy Abraham for Chelsea Presser