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Tammy Abraham Silent On Pressure From Nigeria To Dump England, Focus On Making The Grade At Chelsea

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Chelsea super teen Tammy Abraham whose international future is been heavily contested between Nigeria and England, believes he will make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

Abraham has scored 11 goals in his 16 games for Bristol City, who he joined on loan in the summer, including eight in the league. The 19-year-old was awarded the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for August and September as a result of his efforts.

Having aided the Robins to sixth in the second tier, Abraham believes he has the ability to force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans.

‘I think with the new manager coming in the chances are there because we can see he’s been playing youngsters,’ Abraham told Sky Sports.

‘It’s a case of when you get the opportunity you have to impress and give your all.

‘Everyone has their time and hopefully my time will come soon.’

Abraham is yet to respond to news about Nigeria pulling the stops to have him play for their senior national team, a report which gained global prominence one week ago.

Nigeria have already made contact with the England youth international to switch allegiance to Nigeria at senior level, according to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.

“Tammy Abraham’s dad is my childhood friend, we grew up in the same neighbourhood in Warri,” Pinnick revealed in a chat.

“We speak quite often. Just finished another convo with him now. When we are ready, I am sure the NFF will not have any problem in securing his release. Tammy is like a son to me.”