Alfie Mawson has backed Tammy Abraham to recover from the disappointment of England’s exit from the European under-21 Championships.
The striker scored to put the Young Lions 2-1 up in Tuesday’s semi-final with Germany but after Felix Platte had equalised, could not repeat the trick in the penalty shoot out.
Both Abraham and Nathan Redmond saw their efforts saved by Julian Pollersbeck, as Aidy Boothroyd’s men became the latest English side to taste defeat via spot kicks. The players will now go away and reflect but Mawson and Abraham could be seeing a lot more of each other in the upcoming campaign.
Following a strong season with Bristol City, the 19-year-old is now being tipped to step up to the Premier League, with Chelsea keen to send him out to another top flight club.
Swansea are believed to have won the race for his signature and he will be hoping to enjoy a maiden campaign with the club as successful as Mawson, who has quickly established himself at the Liberty Stadium.
The defender believes Abraham will bounce back from Tuesday’s heartache and has backed him to learn from the experience.
“They (Abraham and Redmond) are gutted and you can understand why but without them we probably wouldn’t even be at this tournament to be honest,” Mawson told Sky Sports following the game.
“We will learn from this, Tammy I think has another possible two more experiences of this tournament. He will take these experiences and make sure it won’t happen again.”
Swansea begin the new campaign away at Redmond’s Southampton, a game they are 4.50 to win, with the Saints 1.73 and the draw 3.80.