Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has backed Tammy Abraham to rating usually for England after his surprising start to the season for Chelsea was rewarded with a call-up to the countrywide squad.
Abraham had flirted with switching his international allegiance to Nigeria, a country he qualifies for through his father, but will be dedicated to England if he seems in either approaching qualifier.
The 22-year-old used to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria alongside Blues teammates Ross Barkley, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori on Thursday.
Abraham has eight dreams in 10 appearances this season and Chelsea manager Lampard is thrilled to see him returned in the England squad after two previous pleasant appearances in 2017.
Everyone is aware of his form’s simply good. I assume he’s been in the equation in all likelihood for Gareth all season due to the fact of how he’s performed and it’s a natural progression for him,” Lampard said at his pre-match press convention on Friday.
“I’m delighted for him. I recognize he’s a proud lad, as he have to be proud to get a call-up.”
Lampard, whose Chelsea aspect journey to Southampton on Sunday, was cautious now not to load too a good deal pressure on the young forward’s shoulders.
“I suppose he has all the attributes to go there and be successful but it will be some other step for him and I’m certain he has these attributes. I’m positive he has the attitude to take that undertaking of being a goalscorer for England,” he said.
“And there’s opposition there. When he steps into the squad he’ll see that there are exceptional strikers in that squad already round him so it’s a true project for Tammy.”
While Abraham’s decision used to be expected, specifically with the ahead eligible for Nigeria, the inclusion of 21-year-old defender Tomori was once more of a surprise.
Lampard, who was once Derby boss last season, described the former Derby loanee as a “dream to work with” throughout the previous 15 months they have spent together.
“It’s a top notch step up and it’s in his fingers to go there and exhibit what he shows us each day,” he said.