I al­ways wanted to play for Eng­land – Abra­ham

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abra­ham says he’s ready to lead Eng­land’s line if needed.

Tot­ten­ham striker Harry Kane un­der­went ham­string surgery over the week­end and will be out un­til April, when a bat­tle to be fully fit for Euro 2020 will begin.

“For me of course I look up to Harry Kane, I’m gut­ted he is in­jured,” said Abra­ham. “Hope­fully he will be back for the Eu­ros. For me I am just fo­cus­ing on Chelsea, go­ing out there ev­ery game and do­ing my best.

“There is (an op­por­tu­nity), and that is the world of football right now. There is a whole load of com­pe­ti­tion. Look­ing across the board I see Mar­cus Rash­ford, and a lot of strik­ers scor­ing goals, Danny Ings and all sorts, so for me it is just about stay­ing fo­cused and do­ing the best I can.

“I am al­ways am­bi­tious. It’s al­ways at the back of my mind. 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.

“But I think there is more pres­sure be­ing Chelsea’s num­ber nine. For me 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.”

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