Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed that he is keen to learn from Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane. Abraham and Kane were selected as teammates for England’s most recent squad. Both players went on to find the back of the net during their country’s 7-0 mauling of Montenegro last Thursday. Kane netted a hattrick while Abraham managed to bag his first national team goal during the 84th minute.
“It’s always been a dream for me to be on the same pitch as him,” said Abraham. “Every day, I watch him and learn off him,” said Abraham, as reported by The Sun.
“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.”
Both Kane and Abraham are likely to be included in the England squad that will compete at the European Championships next year, barring injury or a dramatic decline in form. Kane will likely captain Gareth Southgate’s side and is one of the most important players for the Three Lions having spearheaded the front-line since 2015. As things stand, Abraham will be a contender for the Premier League’s Golden Boot award this season. He has been having a breakthrough season so far, managing to find the back of the net 11 times from 18 appearances in the top flight. The 22-year-old is a 41/20 shot in the Premier League betting to score again this weekend when the Blues face Manchester City in a crunch clash at the Etihad.
Both players could also have a very important role to play for England heading into the 2022 World Cup. Kane is by far one of the best strikers in the world as has been proven by his performances for both England as well as Tottenham in recent seasons. The 26-year-old has, however, proven to be injury-prone over the past couple of years. For this season, Southgate may need to rest Kane more often and this could involve using Abraham to lead the line for those games.
At the same time, Abraham is progressing rapidly and if the Three Lions want to continue using one player to lead the line, Kane could be set to potentially face serious competition for a place in the starting XI going forward.