Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham has declared his readiness to fill any vacuum left in England’s national team by the recent injury copped by Tottenham Hotspur star, Harry Kane, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Kane an integral part of both Spurs and England’s attacks, worries have been on among The Three Lions’ fans that the striker will be sorely missed, but Abraham, who struck his 15th goal in the Engliosh Premier League last weekend, says he is up to the task.
The in-form Nigerian-born hitman said he is ready to bell the cat, after news emerged that Kane would be out until April after hamstring surgery and, although his absence was felt in north London on Saturday evening, when Spurs lost 1-0 at home against Liverpool, Abraham gave hopeful signs for England’s coach, Gareth Southgate at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old Abraham app[eared to prove his point in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Burnley, as analysts noted that much more experienced strikers than him have been subdued by The Clarets’ defenders, led by Ben Mee and James Tarkowski, but he asserted himself, even getting away with a push on before he headed in Chelsea’s second goal.
Several pundits were unanimous in stating that Abraham looked like the complete top striker in Chelsea’s victory over an injury-hit Burnley, and even better news for England in the long term is that he comes with a ready-made, home-grown supply line in the partnership of Callum Hudson-Odoi and right-back Reece James.
After the match, Abraham made polite noises about looking up to Kane and hoping to see the Spurs’ icon back for Euro 2020, but he clearly relishes the opening the striker’s absence has presented, with the chance of showing good club form in playing well in England friendlies.
Abraham confessed: “I am always ambitious. Growing up, I always wanted to play for England, and now I have the opportunity to, so I will try to grab it with both hands. I think there is more pressure being Chelsea’s number nine. I am enjoying myself and I just have to keep on scoring, doing well and getting the wins for the team and then I can focus on the summer with England.”