Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham said he hopes to play alongside the new boy Timo Werner and not just compete for a spot in the team.
Abraham has been Frank Lampard’s primary goalscorer this season, having netted 13 times in the Premier League so far.
He missed several games due to injury in the past few months, but it would be safe to say he will have his starting spot back for the remainder of the season.
For the next season, however, it could be a completely different story.
Werner has scored 34 goals this season and Abrahamy knows he will have tough competition to lead Chelsea’s attack.
He told The Times: “It is Chelsea Football Club. There are always going to be new signings.
“I don’t do too well when I’m in my comfort zone. It’s good to have me on edge. That’s how I love to be.”
Tammy also spoke about this season’s competitions with Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi who he called “a World Cup winner and Belgium’s No.2, respectively.
“Now the competition is going to get even more powerful with Timo Werner coming in,” he added.
“But he is a player who of course is very versatile, who can play on the wings or play more centrally. And if things are not working out, he can play striker as well.”
Tammy wants to share the pitch with Werner
The England international also said he has been watching his upcoming teammate during the lockdown.
“He is quick, likes to make runs in behind, is more of a Thierry Henry coming in from an angle kind of striker,” he said about Werner.
“I wouldn’t say he is an all-out No.9. He is someone I would like to play with, not just having the conversation of who is starting.
“It would be nice if there was room to have both of us on the pitch at the same time.”