Abraham admits Van Dijk is the toughest defender he has faced
‘He’s a beast’: Tammy Abraham admits Virgil van Dijk is the toughest defender he has faced as he hails Liverpool star’s ‘understanding of the game’
- Tammy Abraham has impressed since becoming Chelsea’s main striker
- But he drew a blank when tasked with facing Virgil van Dijk late last month
- The England striker has admitted that Van Dijk was his toughest opponent
Tammy Abraham has revealed Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is the toughest defender he has come up against.
Abraham has taken to his duties as Chelsea’s main striker like a fish to water, topping the Premier League top scorer charts with eight goals in as many games for the Stamford Bridge side.
But he drew a blank when up against Van Dijk during Liverpool’s visit to west London last month as the Blues lost 2-1.
Chelsea star Tammy Abraham admits Virgil van Dijk is the toughest defender he has faced
Abraham has impressed for Chelsea but drew a blank when up against Van Dijk last month
And Abraham has now explained why the Holland international presents such a formidable challenge.
‘He’s a beast,’ declared Abraham. ‘He’s just good at what he does. He’s experienced. I try to do a little… I try to use my tricks in my head but his understanding of the game is top drawer.
‘It is to do with little things. Movement. My movement in the box, some defenders don’t pay attention to me — they are only focused on the ball.
‘With him, it’s kind of both, he’s paying attention to me and the ball, knows where I am, knows where I want to go, follows me.
‘It’s quite annoying for a striker – just leave me alone!’
The England striker suggested that Van Dijk’s understanding of the game was impressive
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