The Tammy Abraham goal klaxon, which got a frequent and steady workout last season as he poured in the goals for Bristol City should be in for another busy season if the pre-season debut for the Chelsea loanee is any indication. It took him just 20 minutes to score his first goal in Swansea colors, even if this one doesn’t actually count since it’s just pre-season.
Swansea ended up beating Richmond Kickers 2-1 on Wednesday night, but for Swans boss Paul Clement, it was probably even more important to get the Chelsea loanee, who should be their feature center forward this season, off to a good start.
“He is a striker and he wants to score goals. That’s his job. He had a good chance to score, and he took one of the two chances so it was a good start for him.”
-Paul Clement; source: Swansea City AFC
Abraham replaced fellow youngster and fellow goalscorer Ollie McBurnie on 60 minutes and while he was obviously very happy to score, he knows that they only count once the season starts.
“I am delighted to get my first goal. I wanted to make an instant impact when I came on. Luckily I got the goal and helped the team get the victory.”
“My aim is to get these goals when the Premier League season starts. I want to show the team and gaffer that I am willing to work hard, score goals and help the team as much as I can.”
-Tammy Abraham; source: Swansea City AFC
So say we all.