Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has admitted that he has been watching the likes of Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino to help him improve as a striker.
The England international says he regularly watches Youtube in order to pick up tricks from the likes of the Reds forward, as well as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Tottenham’s Harry Kane:
“For me in my spare time, I go on Youtube and watch all the best strikers in the world play in this competition, stealing their ideas and adding it to my game.”
“I watch so many players. Harry Kane, (Sergio) Aguero, (Roberto) Firmino, these are Premier League strikers obviously but also (Robert) Lewandowski and all sorts and players who have played in this competition before.”
It is certainly a compliment that Abraham is paying Firmino by being so keen to learn from the Brazilian. The Liverpool star is a very unique player, and it would be very hard to categorise him as being one type of striker or another.
He is an elusive figure, playing off the front, and allowing both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to come into more central areas of the pitch in order to provide a goal threat.
Firmino’s hold up play and bringing teammates into the game are, though, definitely attributes that others can learn from, and his teamwork is likely something that Abraham will take inspiration from too.