Just Like Drogba, Tammy Abraham Reveals How He Started His Career As A Defender

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Tammy Abraham has revealed that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is his football icon and that he wants to be like the Blues legend.

The 22-year-old is well on his path to becoming a great striker as he has been banging in the goals this season, and has scored 8 goals already in 8 games played in the Premier League.

Abraham has earned a recall to the England national team, and he has looked back at his career as a promising young centre-back in the Chelsea academy before making the move up the pitch and developed into a goal-getter throughout the age groups.

“It’s always been the thing that there are people who have faith in the Academy, for a long time now,” he told Chelsea magazine.

“We’ve had great players come and go, but there is no better time for the likes of me, Mason, Fikayo and the others to be at Chelsea, with such a good manager, who believes in young talent and has worked with us as well.

“This season, I’ve joined the first team at the same time that Joe [Edwards] has moved onto the coaching team and I’ve worked with him from a really young age. I think I was in the first group he coached, actually, so he has a lot of stories about me!

“Joe’s been a huge part of my growth at the club. I have to give credit to the others who have coached me as well, but he was my first coach at Chelsea and my manager in the Under-18s, so we had that journey together.

“He told me when I was wrong, he pushed me to the max and I will always respect him for that. Now, I’m here in the first team with him as well, and playing for Frank Lampard.”

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