While playing a virtual charity game against international teammate Ryan Sessegnon for Copa90, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham also opened up about a few things in an interview with Rio Ferdinand. The former Manchester United defender turned pundit is ringing up players to find out how they’ve been spending their time in isolation before having them go head-to-head in a FIFA20 showdown.
The Daily Mail summed up the most interesting bits from a Chelsea perspective, including Tammy’s thoughts on a few teammates at country and club level, one of whom he believes to be the best centre forward in the world.
“[He’s] The best striker in the world. Just training with Harry (Kane) is crazy. Even when we just had little things like set-pieces before a game, the ball came to him in the box and everyone was just chilling and relaxing, Kane just banged it into the top corner. You could just look at him and ‘wow’.”
Tammy played together with Kane for the first time back in October, and there’s surely more to come at international level. But seeing the rumours about Kane possibly leaving Tottenham this summer — Kane himself hasn’t ruled out a potential move either — I really wouldn’t mind seeing him link up with Abraham at Chelsea. Though a pipe dream, every team would love to have a player of Harry Kane’s quality and mentality.
Abraham talked about another one of his international colleagues, with whom he might form an even longer-lasting partnership for England. Marcus Rashford has managed to break through as Manchester United much in the same way as Tammy managed to do so at Chelsea a couple years later, and together they could certainly lead the Three Lions to success (if and when international football — or any football, for that matter — returns).
While nowhere near the level of Harry Kane, Rashford’s been a constant thorn in Chelsea’s eye this season and Tammy can probably learn quite a bit from the United striker.
“Seeing someone on TV it’s different to watching someone live, playing against them and playing with them. Seeing the things [Marcus] does. The way he strikes the ball, his skills, his good feet, the way he beats players, it’s just a dream to watch. I would love to [partner him for England].”
Finally, Tammy also had a few words to say on a couple of his Chelsea teammates — neither of whom has had a stellar season, but obviously remain well-liked in the dressing room.
“[N’Golo’s] the most quiet person ever. He just chills on his phone before training, plays chess on his iPhone and goes home afterwards.
“[Michy Batshuayi’s] got the wildest clothes. Sometimes I do like it, I’ll say, ‘that’s nice, where did you get that from?’ Sometimes, I just don’t know what to say. I like people who don’t care about what other people think.”
-Tammy Abraham; source: Daily Mail
We all know of Batshuayi’s enthusiasm towards Sponge Bob so it’s easy to imagine where Tammy’s speechlessness is coming from. And playing chess on his phone before driving home in his beat-up Mini is the most N’Golo Kantè things ever. You’ve just got to love the guy!
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