Tammy eyes another chance

2nd April 2018
First team

Tammy Abraham is hoping for another chance at West Brom next weekend after the striker was denied at Manchester United by the brilliance of David De Gea.

Abraham was one of three Carlos Carvalhal substitutes who made a positive impact as Swansea City fought back in the second half at Old Trafford on Saturday.

And the striker came closer than anyone to hauling his team back into a game they trailed 2-0 at half-time after early strikes from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

He twice found the target but twice saw De Gea produce fine saves to preserve’s United’s 2-0 lead.

“De Gea proved he is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League,’’ explained Abraham. “I was surprised he saved my two shots.

“They were fantastic saves because I thought I had scored and it would have been great to score at least one of them.

“But I have to stay positive and when I get my chance again I need to take it.”

Despite the United defeat, England international Abraham believes there were plenty of positives to take from a tough fixture as the Swans head into the final seven games of a tense Premier League survival fight.

“Going to a place like Old Trafford was never going to be easy and we knew what to expect,” added Abraham.

Tammy Abraham is hoping for another chance at West Brom next weekend after the striker was denied at Manchester United by the brilliance of David De Gea.

“They started well and we just had to stay in the game in the first half. But we came back well in the second half and had some chances to equalise.

“We had our team talk after the game and everyone was pleased with our second-half performance. We stopped them playing their game.

“We showed guts after the break and we must start like that at West Brom.

“The second-half performance will definitely give us a boost. It will give us confidence and keep us believing going to The Hawthorns with all guns blazing.

“Hopefully we will get the start we want and get a result because I firmly believe we will stay in this league.”