Chelsea loanees Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned their first caps in England’s friendly matches against Brazil and Germany this week.
“It would be a massive achievement for me and a big confidence boost as well, it would show that I’m going in the right direction, – said the Swansea striker, who scored 5 times this season so far – I feel like I’m ready but it won’t be easy. I just have to keep proving to the manager in training and showing why he picked me and just keep working as hard as I can. I just want to go out there, enjoy myself and show to the world what I’m truly made of”.
The 20-year-old is keen to return to West London at the end of current campaign as he hopes “to be in that Chelsea squad one day”: “My main focus is the team that I am at, which is Swansea but pushing on, my main target is to hopefully be in that Chelsea squad one day and it is not going to be easy. You look at the players and you just have to keep pushing and working as hard as you can”.
“I have always wanted to play games and express myself and enjoy myself and you look at a club like Chelsea and they have fantastic players, it won’t be easy to get into that team so sometimes you do have to go away and play football and show Chelsea that you could be ready to get into that team“.
On the other hand, Ruben Loftus-Cheek said about his first call-up in Gareth Southgate‘s team: “It was a really good moment for me and my family but you cannot linger on it for too long, I have got to work hard and knuckle down. I am very happy but at the same time I have still got to work hard”.
“I came away from Chelsea to get game time, experience, fitness, just getting used to playing in the Premier League week-in, week out. That is what I am getting”.