Frank Lampard is adamant that Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is ready to be more than just a stop-gap for the England national team following Harry Kane's long-term injury.
The Tottenham Hotspur star will be out of action until April and could even see his place in Gareth Southgate's side at Euro 2020 come under threat as a result.
It's an injury which has prompted Tottenham to search for a temporary replacement in the transfer market, but Chelsea boss Lampard believes Abraham is ready to be more than just Kane's stand-in ahead of the tournament this summer.
"I am delighted for Tammy for what he has done this season. I never want to step on Gareth's toes, he has his squad to pick.
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"Some players wearing the number nine shirt didn’t score enough. So it becomes a negative.
"If you’re signing a 25-year-old it can be a really easy decision, but a young boy - does he need that pressure? My opinion was yes."
Source : 90min