Frank Lampard comforts distraught Tammy Abraham after his penalty miss in Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool


Tammy Abraham looked distraught after his penalty miss for Chelsea (AMA/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard has revealed he told Tammy Abraham ‘not to worry’ after his penalty miss that cost Chelsea in their Super Cup defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea in the first half but Sadio Mane found the net shortly after the break to equalise for Liverpool.

Mane then netted his second of the game in extra time but Chelsea forced a penalty shootout as Jorginho converted his spot-kick after Adrian had brought down Abraham in the box.

The Chelsea striker stepped up to take his side’s fifth penalty in the shootout but his shot was saved by Adrian which won the Super Cup for Liverpool.

Abraham’s penalty was saved by Adrian (Getty Images)

‘It is part and parcel of being at the top level. We have to be very supportive,’ Lampard said of Abraham, who looked distraught after his miss.

‘I’ve told him not to worry.

‘I’ve missed penalties before, anyone can miss, but what I want to see is the confidence of a young player to step up.’

Frank Lampard is still searching for his first win as Chelsea manager (AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking to BT Sport, Lampard also said he was pleased with his side’s performance against the Champions League holders.

‘Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham added an extra dimension when they came on, and were unlucky not to score,’ said Lampard.

‘Tammy needs to keep his head up because that’s part and parcel of being a top player.

‘But people keep talking about the young players at Chelsea. Let’s talk about Jorginho and Kante, and I could name a few others.

‘We’ve got a quality bunch in there, a really good group, and we’re working hard. I’m trying to instill the way I want to play and there were so many good things tonight.

‘After Sunday, tonight was another level, and we were unlucky not to win. We’ve got three games now till the international break and we’ll try to win them all.’





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