Tammy Abraham has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andre and Hungary.
The Roma striker has scored four goals in 10 appearances since joining the club from Chelsea in the summer.
The 2-year-old was added to the 2-member squad nominated by Southgate on Thursday, which includes strikers Harry Kane and Oli Watkins, plus forwards Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Rahim Sterling and Jack Grillish.
Abraham was last selected by Southgate in November 2020, when he has six international caps and a goal to his name since his senior debut in 2011.
He will join Southgate and the rest of the team at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
Abraham signed a five-year deal in August for ma 1million after finishing last season as Chelsea’s joint top scorer despite being under Thomas Tukel.
The move led the striker’s team to meet former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who was a big reason for Abraham’s decision to move to London for Rome.
“Jose’s manager is very successful, he’s very ambitious, very passionate and that’s what I like,” Abraham said.
“I’m the same, but he’s a manager, and I’m a player. It’s nice to have such a good team manager.”
Southgate broke the grill duck hoping
Southgate want Manchester City playmaker Jack Grillish to break his international duck and lead the team to join other England attackers.
The 226-year-old became a fan favorite during the Three Lions’ run in the Euro 2020 final, paying Aston Villa a British record £ 100m for his services shortly after the City tournament.
The qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary are awaited and Southgate are hoping the 15-cap international will score his country’s first goal this month.
“I think he got to know us, we asked him some things, when he first joined us, under that pressure,” Southgate said of Grillish, who made his senior debut in September 2020.
“I think the big challenge for us is to play 15 games without a goal, so the big challenge is to register the numbers that our other wide range of players have been able to produce in a given time. There’s no reason he can’t do that. .
“He’s definitely in a better place physically. He’s able to play midweek games now.
“When we got him at the end of the season, he was only able to train two days in every three, so the situation at the European Championships is completely different, that’s for sure.”