Aston Villa cult hero and Premier League legend Stan Collymore has sent a message of support to Tammy Abraham on Twitter after last season's Villa Park loan star failed to score in the UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout between Chelsea and Liverpool.
The Europa League champions locked horns with the Champions League holders in Istanbul on Wednesday night and battled to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and Sadio Mane.
Extra time saw Mane put Jurgen Klopp's side ahead, only for Jorginho to put Frank Lampard's charges level again from the penalty spot in the 101st minute, and with neither side able to be separated come the 120-minute mark, it would be settled from 12 yards.
After both sides had scored four penalties, it was down to sudden death, with Abraham needing to score to keep the Blues in the shootout, but his shot was kept out by Adrian, who saved the effort with his feet after diving to his left.
The 21-year-old appeared visibly upset following his miss, and Collymore - who had cause for celebration as he played for Liverpool and rooted for them in the game - took to social media to console him, saying Romelu Lukaku missed a penalty for Chelsea in the 2013 edition but his career did not suffer because of it.
Admittedly, Lukaku was sent out on loan to Everton by Jose Mourinho a few days after, but given he has 187 goals and 68 assists in competitive club football, plus 48 goals for Belgium (Transfermarkt), has commanded several multimillion-pound transfer fees between top-flight clubs and is now at Inter Milan, one of Italy's great clubs, he's not exactly done badly overall.
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