Chelsea and England U21 striker Tammy Abraham hoping chances aren't as hard to come by against Slovakia

James Benge
Kept out: Abraham and his England colleagues drew a blank against Sweden: AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is hoping more opportunities come his way after a frustrating start to his European Under-21 Championships.

Abraham was forced to settle for a couple of half chances in England’s 0-0 draw with Sweden as Jordan Pickford saved a point for the Young Lions by saving Linus Wahlqvist’s shot.

An improvised overhead kick was the closest Abraham came to threatening Anton Cajtoft’s goal and the 19-year-old admitted Aidy Boothroyd’s side could count themselves relieved to get a point.

“After conceding a penalty of course it is a good point for us,” said Abraham. “We will take a point and we need a win now so of course we will go next game and give it our all, and hopefully I will get a few more chances.

“I thought I would get more chances after that but unfortunately the chances did not come but we keep our heads up.

“It was hard against Sweden and I knew what I was going into. They dropped deep and they liked to close me off and I knew what was coming, so we had to be patient but the chances didn’t come. But we will take the point.”

England’s next game on Monday pits them against group leaders Slovakia, who defeated hosts Poland 2-1 in Gdynia.

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