Tammy Abraham, whom we knew to be "a very driven" and confident young man, has set himself a clear and ambitious three-year plan. The 19-year-old rising star, currently second in the English second division goalscoring charts after a relative drought of just 1 goal scored in his last 5 appearances, sat down recently for an interview with Matt Read for Squawka to talk about his current season and aims for the future.
"In three years I want to be playing at the top level, at whichever team I'm at. I just want to be one of the best in the Premier League, scoring goals."
Scoring goals is a bit a theme with Abraham. He is a striker, after all.
"I'm not too surprised with how it's gone this season because I know my ability and I'm confident in what I can do. Scoring goals is what I love and it gives me that confidence every time I hit the net."
"Whenever I'm out there on the pitch I've just got to try my best and give my all — you can't really ask for more than that. I love scoring goals, so if scoring goals is the way that I break through then I will keep doing that and keep trying hard."
-Tammy Abraham; source: Squawka
Abraham, who's apparently still growing but insists he's better with his feet than in the air, set a target of "30 plus goals" earlier this season while leading Bristol City into the Championship playoffs. Yes, the hype is real, though as Chelsea loanee liaison Eddie Newton warned not too long ago, the real test will come when Abraham hits a bit of a "dip" and how he reacts from there.
And, of course, whatever heights he hits in three years, hopefully they will be in the colors of Chelsea, the club he's called home since before age 8.