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Tammy Abraham is playing his first season as a senior team player for Chelsea, and the academy product is knocking on the door of the senior team with his goals for Chelsea.
Abraham has now netted 13 Premier League goals this season and 15 in all competitions, but he’d surely face a tough task breaking into the England national team who are blessed with a lot of strikers.
The 22-year-old has gotten his first call-up to the England national team and also made his first competitive debut for the Three Lions, but his mind is fixed on Euro 2020 this summer.
“Of course I look up to Harry Kane and I’m gutted he’s injured but hopefully he’ll be back for the Euros,” said Abraham.
“There is an opportunity and that’s the world of football but there’s a load of competition as well. I look across the board and see Marcus Rashford, Danny Ings, a lot of strikers scoring goals.
“Jamie Vardy is another talented striker, he has an eye for goal and he’s one of the players I’ve grown up loving. I’ve got to steal his ideas and make them my own but if he comes back
[from international retirement]
, then he comes back. Hopefully I’ll still be there either way.
“I’m always ambitious and it’s always at the back of my mind. Growing up, I always wanted to play for England and now I have the opportunity so I’ll try to grab it with two hands. There’s probably more pressure being Chelsea’s number nine but I’m enjoying myself and I just have to keep doing that.
“It’s about staying focused on Chelsea, going out there every game and doing my best, getting the wins and then I can focus on the summer with England.”