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Chelsea manager Tuchel takes blame for Abraham unhappiness: I didn't trust him

Thomas Tuchel has admitted Tammy Abraham is not happy at Chelsea.

The England striker is being linked with Arsenal, Atalanta, West Ham United and Roma after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

And Tuchel has taken responsibility for not giving Abraham enough opportunities to prove himself last season.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Tuchel said regarding reports of Abraham's move to Roma: "I will not comment on the actual situation, how far it is, and if it's true or not true.

"Tammy is in the squad [for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal] and did good preparation matches.

"He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and he has maybe reason not to be happy. Maybe it was my fault not to push him and trust him at the same level as other players.

"I can understand he wants more minutes, so the decision will be how do we plan? What are Tammy's plans? Does he fight his way back into the team from the position he ended last season? Or does he want to change the club to one where he has a better chance of being a starter?

"I can understand and this is the situation. It's quite a normal situation until the transfer window is closed. Tammy is one of the players where we constantly evaluate the situation and adapt to the needs. There is no news now, he is available for the starting XI tomorrow or to come off the bench."


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