Cape Town - Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham believes the crunch Champions
League clash against Valencia will be the biggest test of his career thus far.
The 22-year-old striker admitted playing in Europe's
top-tier club competition is "a dream come true", but insisted he now
has to treat it as his day job in order to thrive.
Abraham revealed he scours Youtube for clips of the world's
top strikers to steal elements of their play in a bid to reach his peak, ahead
of Wednesday's vital Mestalla showdown.
Chelsea can secure safe passage to the knockout stages with
a victory in Spain, but Valencia can do exactly the same - leaving Abraham well
aware the pressure is on.
Asked if this is the biggest game of his career, Abraham
replied: "I would say so, definitely, I would say so.
"It will be the biggest test of our nerves so far. We
know coming here isn't going to be easy. But we've got to stick together and
leave it all out there.
"Before the first game against Valencia, Mason (Mount),
Fikayo (Tomori) and I were warming up together and it didn't feel real at that
point, that we were all in the Champions League together.
"Hearing the Champions League music in the background;
we were all in the Championship the season before. So, it is a dream come true
"I guess you have to take major strides. 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. Harry Kane, Aguero, Firmino, they are
Premier League strikers obviously, but then there are guys like Lewandowski and
all sorts of players who have played in this competition before."
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