Tammy Abraham: 'I've just got to keep on scoring'

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
Abraham scored his first England goals against Switzerland on Saturday
Having struck his first international goals against Switzerland, Tammy Abraham says he needs to "keep on scoring" to keep his place in the England Under-18s squad.

The Chelsea forward helped himself to a brace as he and his team-mates steamrolled past the Swiss with a 6-1 victory at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium on Saturday.

"It’s a great feeling to score goals, but not just score goals, to score for your country. That’s what I’m here to do and I’m just glad I could do that," the big striker told TheFA.com.

England 6-1 Switzerland

U18 International Match
5.30pm, Saturday 28 March 2015
Banks's Stadium, Walsall FC

"It’s obviously a good feeling. At the start of the season I set myself a 30 goal target, and luckily I’ve passed that with Chelsea.

"I just want to keep doing what I do best now – scoring."

Abraham is competing with the likes of club-mate Dominic Solanke and Newcastle United’s Adam Armstrong, who have both featured for their respective first-teams this season, for a starting berth with the Young Lions.

But despite the strong competition, Abraham says he just needs to ensure he takes whatever chances come his way.

"I don’t really feel pressure. I feel comfortable around the squad, I feel I deserve to be here the same as them. They score goals, I have been doing that. Seeing them take their chances makes me adjust my game and try to ensure I take mine whenever I get them."

With an FA Youth Cup Final on the horizon before the next international meet-up, the youngster is hoping to end the campaign with both silverware and another England cap for his collection.

"We just need to get a result and win The Youth Cup – that would really boost my confidence going into it the next meet-up," he added.

"I just have to keep scoring. That’s the aim of any striker. I’ll keep working hard to be picked again, and I’ll be doing my best to achieve."

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer at Banks's Stadium, Walsall