Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham plans to ‘steal ideas’ from Jamie Vardy as he targets a place in England set up ahead of Euro 2020.
The 22-year-old Chelsea marksman has won four England caps to date, with all of them coming under current Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.
“Of course I look up to Harry Kane and I’m gutted he’s injured but hopefully he’ll be back for the Euros,” he told the club’s official website.
“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.
Abraham, who is enjoying a stellar campaign in front of goal for the Blues, has yet to complete a full 90 minutes wearing an England shirt, with his debut coming against Germany in November 2017.