Tammy Abraham says Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane is the “best striker in the world”.
Abraham has scored nine goals for Chelsea in an explosive start to the season, forcing his way into manager Gareth Southgate’s squad alongside Kane for this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers double header.
The 22-year-old has won two England caps in friendlies, but despite also being eligible to play for Nigeria, Abraham has committed his future to England.
And he may get the chance to make his competitive international debut against the Czech Republic on Friday, or Bulgaria on Monday.
Abraham said he was in the England squad “to stay and do the best I can”.
“I’m here because right now I’m doing so well,” Abraham added. “I’m the top goalscorer in the league. Hopefully I’ll get my chance and take it.
“Harry’s someone I’ve grown up watching. For me he’s the best striker in the world.
“I was always excited to come here, to watch him train, to train with him, and hopefully maybe play with him as well.
“He’s always going to be my idol.”
Abraham has scored eight Premier League goals from seven starts and a total of 10 appearances.
He scored his first Champions League goal last week, grabbing the opening goal on his second start in Europe’s premier competition to set Chelsea on their way to a 2-1 win over Lille.
“I could not have asked for a better start with Chelsea,” Abraham said.
“Since I was a young boy, I’ve always had a dream that I would break into the first team one day. Not only have I done that, I am scoring goals. It’s going well.”
The Blues, who are fifth in the table, return to Premier League action on Saturday, 19 October with a home game against Newcastle.
Spurs, who are three points and four places below the Blues, are at home against Watford on the same day.