Paul Clement expecting Tammy Abraham to shine


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Swansea coach Paul Clement insists striker Tammy Abraham will handle the pressure of playing for England as he looks to continue his recent form for both club and country.

The Chelsea striker is currently on loan at the Liberty Stadium but his move to Wales has worked wonders this season.

He has started nine games in the Premier League so far and his form has caught the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate.

His five goals in all competitions for the Swans has seen his stock rise and at the age of 20 he could have a bright future in that national team.

Abraham will get his chance in the friendlies against Germany and Brazil and Clement expects him to stand up to the occasion. “Tammy has been picked on merit,” Clement said.

“I am very pleased for Tammy and it is also very good news for Swansea and his parent club Chelsea.

I think he will cope well because he is a confident young man. He needs to make sure he stays grounded and takes it in his stride.

“People who are close to him, his family, myself and the staff here at the club, will try and help him do that. His goalscoring is the main reason why he has been selected.

“He has had a good attitude and worked hard and it (the 2018 World Cup) will be a possibility for him now.”

Abraham will get the chance to some on Saturday when Swansea welcome Brighton to Wales.

Clement’s men are priced at 2.40 to win, with the draw 3.20, while Brighton can be backed at odds of 3.25.

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