Tammy Abraham’s impressive season continues to go from strength to strength, after the Chelsea forward netted his first senior England goal last night.
The striker made it 12 goals in all competitions for the season with his maiden international strike, helping the Three Lions secure a 7-0 win over Montenegro at Wembley and ensured Gareth Southgate’s side qualified for Euro 2020.
There are plenty of plaudits heading Abraham’s way and the 22-year-old has said that he hopes to channel the praise into his game and continue to deliver for both club and country.
‘I've always believed in myself to score goals,’ Tammy explained. ‘There's still a lot in my game I need to develop but I can't complain. It's going well.
‘It's just about maintaining it, not just for the rest of the season but for many years, hopefully. I'm just going into every game, believe in myself, block everything out and focus.
‘There's going to be a lot of praise, you just have to stay focused, ignore some bits and use some bits to lift my confidence.
‘That's what you need as a player to get to the top level. To always believe, even in tough times.’
Getting to the top level is something that is certainly on the agenda for our top scorer, with Tammy pleased with how things are going for him with both the Blues and the Three Lions.
While there’s still plenty of football to be played this season, Abraham truly believes that the sky is the limit and is not ruling out lifting silverware this summer, as he was asked following his performance last night.
‘Hopefully, hopefully, I don't want to jinx myself but I believe so [England can win a trophy],’ added the striker.
‘My dream? Probably being at the Euros, winning it, finishing in the top four or even the top two in the Premier League with Chelsea. Just believing! The sky really is the limit.’
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The qualifier at Wembley was a special occasion for English football, with it representing the 1,000 fixture for England, and the Three Lions certainly celebrated that feat in style.
Harry Kane had already notched a hat-trick before he was replaced by Abraham just before the hour mark, and Tammy paid tribute to the Tottenham striker and believes working with him at England camps can only help his own game.
‘It's always been a dream for me to be on the same pitch as him,’ Tammy revealed. ‘Every day, I watch him and learn off him.
‘To be on the same pitch with him, training with him every day, watching learning off him, it's always nice to have that type of player to learn from.
‘It's for me to add to my game. You saw his great finishing, and it’s the same even in training when he’s practising, you can see his professionalism.
‘He wants to be the best, to have someone like that to look up to is a dream.’
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