It’s been a hot and cold season for Tammy Abraham.
The Chelsea loanee notched five goals in his opening 10 games for Swansea this season and duly won his first England cap in November.
But the youngster struggled for form thereafter, failing to score in 825 minutes of football before notching two goals and an assist in an all-action display against Notts County during the week.
And the 20-year-old is hoping to build upon that performance this weekend, with the Swans – who are currently on an eight-game unbeaten run and have climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone – up against Burnley.
And while speaking to the Daily Mirror, Abraham even hinted he wants to do all he can to force his way back into the England team, saying Harry Kane is his inspiration.
Like Abraham, Kane cut his teeth in the game by playing for teams lower down the footballing spectrum, with the Spurs forward struggling during stints with Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester at the start of his career.
Abraham said: “He is a player I have always looked up to and he is one of the greatest strikers.
“It gives me confidence that there is a light at the end of every tunnel, so it encourages me to keep pushing and try my best.”
Before his season-long loan with Swansea this term, Abraham had a successful spell on loan with Championship side Bristol City where he scored 23 goals.
And having overcome his goal-drought, the forward is eyeing a return to the national team with a strong end to the season.
He said: “It’s a good time to start scoring, the England games next month are at the back of my mind.
“I know I have to give a performance to get back in the team whenever I’m given the chance, I have to keep proving myself and that’s what I’m willing to do.
“Harry Kane came from nowhere to get to the Euros and now I’m back, I’d obviously love to do that.’’
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