Hasselbaink Believes Abraham Needs To Claim Striker Position Again

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that striker Tammy Abraham needs to improve if he wants to be in the starting XI more.

Abraham was vital in Lampard’s plans last season, and he performed brilliantly in the first half. However, by the second half, he began to tire out and naturally, since he’s still young.

But now, with the arrival of several new players in the squad, Abraham must fight for his rightful spot.

“For me Abraham has to do better,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports . “[Reece] James cannot do any more for him, he put the ball in the right space.

“Put your head against it. The other one as well, it does not matter who you are, as a striker these are brilliant crosses.

“What do you want as a striker? These moments, this is what you want. These are the moments that are counting for Abraham and he has to step up.”

“This season he has to step up and at times he can do better. With his stature and ability he should score more goals, and [more] important goals.

“I wonder if he watches clips of himself after games, as his movement and holding up the ball can be better. He needs to keep on improving.”

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