TAMMY ABRAHAM – HIS JOURNEY

PART ONE – THE START OF THE JOURNEY

Tammy Abraham is a real-life Alex Hunter! Like the star of FIFA 17’s The Journey, Tammy started his career at a Premier League club before being loaned out to the Championship. He tells MATCH all about his journey...

STARTING MY CAREER

TAMMY SAYS: “I started out aged seven in a team with my friends. We played in tournaments and just kept winning – we had a really good side! We got scouted by clubs like Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea. Ovie Ejaria was in the team and he’s just played for Liverpool!”

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SIBLING RIVALRY

TAMMY SAYS: “I’ve got a younger brother who plays, too – he’s 15 and at Charlton. We’re really competitive and we’re both strikers, so we love scoring goals! He’ll come home and say, ‘I scored two, how many did you score?’”

JOINING CHELSEA

TAMMY SAYS: “I was seven when I joined Chelsea. I got scouted and went for trials at the training ground in Battersea, then progressed to the Academy at Cobham. My first few games I went to watch were them, so it’s always been Chelsea!”

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MY FOOTBALL HERO

TAMMY SAYS: “My idols growing up were all-round strikers, like Didier Drogba. Seeing him off the pitch really inspired me, too. When I was about eight, he picked me up from the front of the training ground and dropped me off at the academy! I was so excited!”

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MY POSITION

TAMMY SAYS: “When I was around ten I was a defender because I was always the biggest! But I just kept running forward to try to score goals, so eventually I got moved forward. That’s when I found out that I liked scoring goals, so I settled on being a striker!”

MY MAIN STRENGTHS

TAMMY SAYS: “I’m a hard worker, skilful and I like to score goals! I’ve got good speed and I like to use my strength. I try to find a weakness in my opponent and use my strengths to capitalise on them!”

MY FOOTBALL MATES

TAMMY SAYS: “Me and Fikayo Tomori started together aged seven and made our way up to the 21s, and he made his debut with me against Leicester! We came through with Dominic Solanke and Kasey Palmer, who I played against before Christmas – that was weird!”

For more about EA SPORTS FIFA 17 The Journey and to live your Alex Hunter story, head to https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/the-journey