Chelsea star Tammy Abraham praises Olivier Giroud as his ‘older brother’ | Football | Sport
Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has praised Olivier Giroud for keeping him on his toes at the club.
Abraham and Giroud are currently locked in a battle for the starting striker spot in Frank Lampard’s team.
The 22-year-old forward has been on fire this term, and has scored eight goals in nine Premier League games.
Abraham earned a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad after his brilliant start to the season, and has also pushed Giroud out of the starting line-up.
Giroud has only played three times in the league this season, with two of those occasions being from the bench.
Despite that, Abraham has heaped praise on the Frenchman for his guidance on the training pitch, as well as complimenting Michy Batshuayi.
“I look at Oli like an older brother,” Abraham said post-game on Saturday.
“I’m always learning from him on the training pitch and I’ve grown up watching him.
“He’s always supporting me. When someone’s doing well and scoring goals you have to support them and that’s what he is doing for me.
“I look at different strikers. Oli is obviously not the fastest striker in the world, but what he has is unbelievable.
“His one touch play, his hold up play, his one-touch finishing. I just take those little things that I see in training.
“If the ball is coming into the box off the ground, his volleying and everything is on point, so you have to take those little things and add them to your game.
“I’m a visual learner. I like to watch and take people’s ideas and add them to myself.
“The same with Michy, he is also a great striker.
“For me to be training with these two players is wonderful.”