Tammy Abraham should be a bad boy like Drogba and must add some nastiness to his football if he wants to step up, according to Mario Melchiot.
The youngster has started proving that he is a deadly finisher with 7 goals scored thus far this season.
However, Mario believes Tammy can do more to improve his skill set.
His words, “Tammy Abraham is a real finisher but, as much as I like him as a player, he’s sometimes got to be more of a bad boy,”
“You know why? When you play against players like Virgil van Dijk, the striker has to have a bit of badness in him. A bit of nastiness.
“OK, look at the guys I played against, like Ryan Giggs. He was so elegant, he dribbled beautifully, but trust me, if I kicked him he would have got up and either kicked me back or found a way to do it – he was one of the best players I played against.
“Tammy needs that too. As cute as he looks, he’s young, fresh and exciting to watch, he needs to have that.
“If you look at Drogba, [Jimmy Floyd] Hasselbaink, these guys weren’t cute when you played against them.
“Be a little bit of a bad boy! Bring that badness out of you!”
On Tomori, “I also want to highlight Tomori.
“I spent 90 minutes watching this young kid (in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool) and the way he played against Salah was really impressive.
“There were moments where I didn’t even see Salah in the game, Tomori did really well against him.
“There were a couple of races where Salah had the ball and it was a one-on-one situation and I thought this might be trouble. But he just managed to get the ball off him, hold possession and then carry on making sure the team could attack again.
“I really enjoyed watching Tomori play in a game of that size and doing so well.”
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