Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham is prepared to rival Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford and Danny Ings for the spot left by injured Harry Kane in the England national team.
Kane will be out until April after undergoing surgery on his injured hamstring.
According to him, he is aware of the stiff competition from other English forwards but he hopes to be the one to replace the injured England captain.
His words, “Of course I look up to Harry Kane and I’m gutted he’s injured but hopefully he’ll be back for the Euros.
“There is an opportunity and that’s the world of football but there’s a load of competition as well. I look across the board and see Marcus Rashford, Danny Ings, a lot of strikers scoring goals.
“Jamie Vardy is another talented striker, he has an eye for goal and he’s one of the players I’ve grown up loving. I’ve got to steal his ideas and make them my own but 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 always at the back of my mind. Growing up, I always wanted to play for England and now I have the opportunity so I’ll try to grab it with two hands.
“There’s probably more pressure being Chelsea’s number nine but I’m enjoying myself and I just have to keep doing that.
“It’s about staying focused on Chelsea, going out there every game and doing my best, getting the wins and then I can focus on the summer with England.”
On Chelsea, “We have to make the stadium rock.
“We’ve got tough games coming up but I’m always confident that we can go out and enjoy ourselves.
“A lot of people say the fans are quiet but they want to come and watch beautiful football. Recently in our home games, we haven’t been doing that but you could see against Burnley that we were playing beautiful and the fans were behind us.”