Lee Johnson sees big future for Tammy Abraham

Lee Johnson talked up Tammy Abraham’s potential after he helped Bristol City dump Fulham out of the EFL Cup.

Fulham: Lee Johnson sees big future for Tammy AbrahamFulham: Lee Johnson sees big future for Tammy Abraham

A 2-1 win gave the Robins a home fourth-round tie against Hull, the first time since 1989 they have reached that stage.

Abraham grabbed the winner after Aaron Wilbraham cancelled out Lucas Piazon’s opener and Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow missed a second-half penalty.

Johnson feels the 18-year old Chelsea loanee can go far in the game.

“Tammy Abraham comes on again, he’s the trump card for the last 20 minutes and I’m delighted for him to carry the weight of us yet again,” he said.

“The world is his oyster, the test will be does he keep his feet on the ground? I think he will, he’s got his family behind him.

“I think had they scored the penalty, I still believe this group would have had chances to get back in it because they don’t know when to throw the towel in.

“I’m really chuffed, I’m quite proud actually. We’ve got a lot of young players on the pitch, in the first half Fulham were the better side but the second half we were outstanding.”

Fulham got the breakthrough their play deserved on 15 minutes when Piazon met Woodrow’s cross with a diving header.

After being under the cosh for the majority of the first half, City equalised when Wilbraham was able to chip his effort over onrushing keeper Jesse Joronen.

Woodrow was brought down in the area in the second half by Taylor Moore, but debutant Ivan Lucic was able to save the resultant spot-kick.

The miss appeared to galvanise City, who got more of a foothold in the contest. Wilbraham was guilty of two glaring misses before Abraham turned in a cross by Callum O’Dowda to grab a victory that seemed unlikely in the first half.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believed his side were undone by failing to concentrate for the entire game, after creating a number of chances.

“You have to play from the first minute to the last in all the games. It’s disappointing for us but we made many chances in the first half, we missed the penalty in the second half,” he said.

“To be honest, at the end of the game Bristol City had some very good chances, and then scored the goal in the last minute.

“On the other side, I managed to make the team believe it can do it, and we were very close. We played many minutes of good football and we created the chances. We played very well in the first half.”

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