Lampard happy for young England stars

Lampard happy for young England stars
Frank Lampard

London - With Chelsea operating under a FIFA-enforced transfer ban, Lampard has had to turn to academy players



By Reuters

Published: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 11:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 5 Oct 2019, 1:17 AM

Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori's call ups to the England national team for this months' Euro 2020 qualifiers are a "natural progression" after their performances for Chelsea this season, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday.
"It's well deserved, (Abraham is) scoring goals regularly," Lampard told reporters ahead of Sunday's trip to Southampton.
"His form is really good. Natural progression, (I'm) delighted for him. He's a proud lad and proud to get a call up."
With Chelsea operating under a FIFA-enforced transfer ban, Lampard has had to turn to academy players, with Abraham leading the way with seven Premier League goals in seven appearances.
Abraham will have to compete with Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson for a spot up front when England play the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, but Lampard expects the 22-year-old to shine on the international stage too.
"He can score at international level. I don't want to put too much pressure on his shoulders, I'm sure he has those attributes and the attitude to take that challenge of being a goal scorer for England." 
 


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