Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed that he always looked up to Arsenal great Thierry Henry and Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo during his early days in football.
The youngster is enjoying life at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, and is the club's leading goalscorer with 11 goals in all competitions, with 10 of those in the Premier League.
Speaking to the club's official website, the 22-year-old revealed his admiration for the French international, who at the time was playing for a rival club.
"He was one of my biggest idols growing up," explained Abraham. "I loved his style, the way he played and the way he carried himself on the pitch,"
"I even loved his goal celebrations! They were really cool and he’s just someone I’ve always looked up to,"
"The other player would be Cristiano Ronaldo," added the 22-year-old striker. "I’ve grown up loving him and it’s amazing that he’s still going strong today,"
"He’s hardworking and so professional. He looks like a nice guy, even though I’ve never actually met him myself, and he looks like the sort of person that just wants to win, which is a mentality I have,"
Abraham is currently with the England national team for the Euro 2020 qualifier matches against Montenegro and Kosovo.