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Abraham full of praise for Lewandowski

Tammy Abraham on Robert Lewandowski
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Tammy Abraham has given his verdict of Chelsea’s season and named Robert Lewandowski the ‘best striker in the world’ in the process.

Abraham led the line for Frank Lampard’s side for majority of the 2019/20 season as Chelsea landed a top-four finish in the Premier League.

But, except for partial league success, the Stamford Bridge outfit failed to shine in other competitions.

A dismal 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final was followed by a 7-1 aggregate demolition to Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16.

Still, Abraham, who finished the 2019/20 campaign with 19 goals and six assists to his name, considers the season as an overall success.

“It’s been a phenomenal season for myself and the lads,” he told Chelsea’s official website.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better season.

“I have had a few niggles here and there, but I have come out stronger, and now I have to build myself for next season and start well and end well. That’s my aim. I have to raise my bar and go again.

“This is Chelsea Football Club. There is always going to be high standards and competition. I have to fight for my spot – it’s never going to come easy.

“It never came easy at the start of this season, but I worked my way into the team, and that’s what I have got to keep doing.”

After witnessing the Bayern Munich goal-machine Robert Lewandowski working first hand, Abraham, 22, is confident no striker in world football is superior to the Pole.

“For me, he [Lewandowski] is the best striker in the world right now, and that’s the level I’ve got to get to and better. That’s what I aspire to be.

“Coming here and playing against him is a great learning curve, a great experience for me. Going into next season and onwards, I’ve got to build myself to get to those high levels.”

Everything Lewandowski’s done this season support Abraham’s statement.

The 31-year-old’s impressive tally of 53 goals scored in 44 appearances this term makes a strong case for why Lewandowski is by far the most lethal striker around.