Frank Lampard backs Tammy Abraham to step up for England in Kane’s absence.
“I think he should always be thinking that. He’s not silly, you know who your competitors are, whether it’s trying to get into our team or the England team,” Lampard told a news conference when asked if Abraham should be thinking of replacing Kane.
“The thing I love about Tammy is it won’t just be Kane – he’ll do well to look at Kane and take some markers from his game – but I know Tammy will be watching every type of striker and trying to improve himself at all times.
“That’s the only important thing, that he concentrates himself because the rest will fall into place if he does that.”
“Really impressed. It was my decision to give it to him purely on his personality in pre-season,” Lampard added.
“His personality looked like one that was like ‘Yes please I want that, I want to be Chelsea’s number nine’. That’s an easy thing at that point to say and to feel, but to then go and produce like he has done is a great start.
“It’s probably at that stage where everyone expects Tammy to play well to affect games in a big way. That brings a new challenge and that’s his one now.”