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Abraham, Sancho teamwork making the dream work for England

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From the park to the pitch

England v Montenegro - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Tammy Abraham has been on fire for Chelsea this season, and he continued that form for England earlier this week as well, scoring his first international goal to set the final 7-0 scoreline against Montenegro.

It wasn’t a fancy goal. It’s probably not going to earn any Puskás Award nominations. It was simply stellar center forward play, showing great anticipation, movement, and finishing skill.

Most importantly, it was a dream fulfilled for Tammy Abraham, not only to score a goal for England at Wembley, but to do so with with the help of his friend Jadon Sancho. It was something they had dream about together, and now it happened!

“To be at Wembley together is just a dream come true for us. I remember playing with him in the park a couple years back. Every summer we’d have little competitions and now he’s just assisted me and I’ve scored my first England goal. It’s crazy to think about it.

Not that the Jadon Sancho-to-Chelsea hype train needed any more momentum, but here’s more circumstantial motivation to make that happen!

Abraham loves scoring, Sancho loves assisting, it’s a match made in heaven, or at least Camberwell.

“As soon as Sancho had his head down, I knew I had to get in front of my man, because I knew it would have been hard on his left peg — you know, his left swinger — to beat a couple defenders, so I knew I had to get in front [and] get my big size twelves on the ball.”

“I know where he wants to put the cross. He’s an assist man, he loves tallying his assists, so I just knew I had to beat my man and get in front of him. [I try to] always be ready, always be on the move, be ready for crosses, or crosses, or whatever. That’s how I’ve trained my brain. So from young, I’ve always been like that.”

-Tammy Abraham; source: England

Neither Abraham nor Sancho started England’s match against Kosovo today unfortunately, so their next link-up will have to wait until the next international break. (Or next season.)