CHELSEA striker Tammy Abraham has revealed he is still ‘star-struck’ by his club manager Frank Lampard, and admits he is using his England call-up to snoop on Harry Kane.
Abraham, who is joint top scorer in the Premier League with eight goals, won two caps for England’s senior side in 2017 and has been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic, on Friday, and Bulgaria next Monday.
The 22-year-old (pictured) is thriving under Lampard at Stamford Bridge this season in a youthful team featuring plenty of homegrown talent.
And he revealed how much he learned while coming through the ranks at Stamford Bridge from Chelsea legends Lampard and John Terry, when they were playing.
‘Even when he (Lampard) was still playing he’d come over and talk to the lads, him and John Terry,’ said Abraham.
‘When I look at him I still get star-struck because of the player he was. He’s been there, he’s been at the top level for years.’
Until he plays a competitive international Abraham remains eligible for Nigeria but says his ‘main focus is on England’, where he is keen to feed off training with skipper Kane, last year’s World Cup Golden Boot winner.
He added: ‘He’s always going to be my idol, I’m here to do the best I can. Hopefully I’ll get my chance and I’ll take it. I’ve come here to steal ideas!
‘Harry is one the best strikers in the world and there are parts of his game I can add to mine.’