Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is prepared to rival Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and in-form Southampton forward Danny Ings for the right to produce England cover for Harry Kane.
The Tottenham frontman is about to be sidelined till at least April after u ndergoing surgery on his wounded hamstring.
Gareth Southgate’s 3 Lions will, as they step up their preparations for euro 2020 , be back in action during March – as they soak up friendly dates with Italy and Denmark .
Abraham, who has netted fifteen times for Chelsea this season, intends to work conspicuously in those contests.
He is conscious of the competition he faces from elsewhere within the Premier League, however the 22-year-old hopes to be next in line with captain Kane out of the picture.
Abraham has aforesaid of his international ambition: “Of course I look up to Harry Kane and I’m gutted he’s injured however hopefully he’ll be back for the Euros.
“There is a chance and that’s the world of football however there’s a load of competition also. I look out on the board and see Marcus Rashford, Danny Ings, plenty of strikers scoring goals.
“Jamie Vardy is another gifted striker, he has an eye fixed for goal and he’s one among the players I’ve grown up loving .
I’ve to be compelled to steal his ideas and create them my very own however 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 continuously at the back of my mind. Growing up, I continuously wished to play for England and currently I actually have the chance therefore I’ll attempt to grab it with 2 hands.
“There’s most likely a lot of pressure being Chelsea’s number 9 however I’m enjoying myself and that i simply ought to keep doing that.
“It’s about staying focused on Chelsea, going out there each game and doing my best, obtaining the wins and so I will concentrate on the summer with England.”
Chelsea looked way more convincing in their most recent outing than they need done currently, as they swept aside Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Putting in such performances on home soil has proved to be a drag occasionally for Frank Lampard’s side, with Abraham aware of the strain for “beautiful” soccer in west London.
He added: “We ought to create the stadium rock.
“We’ve got powerful games springing up however I’m continuously assured that we are able to go out and enjoy ourselves.
“A heap of individuals say the fans are quiet however they need to return and watch lovely soccer. Recently in our home games, we tend to haven’t been doing that however you could see against Burnley that we were playing lovely and therefore the fans were behind us.”
Chelsea will hit the road for their next fixture, away at Newcastle, before returning to Stamford Bridge for a derby date with Arsenal on January twenty one.