What Jadon Sancho told Tammy Abraham before providing perfect assist

Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho linked up well during England’s routine win over Andorra (Picture: Getty)

Jadon Sancho warned Tammy Abraham to be ready for an in-swinging cross, before setting up the in-form Roma striker for the first goal of his senior international career for your years.

Abraham’s decision to leave Chelsea in the summer already appears to have been vindicated with his form for Roma having been rewarded by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

The 24-year-old led the line last night against Andorra with Harry Kane enjoying a night off and, after a below-par first-half performance, capped an impressive display with a goal just before the hour mark.

Tammy Abraham scored England’s third goal in a 5-0 win over Andorra (Picture: Getty)

Abraham displayed his predatory instincts, delaying his run after watching Sancho cut back onto his right foot, before delivering the perfect cross which required him only to stick out his leg and prod the ball past the hapless goalkeeper.

‘He [Jadon] told me at half-time that sometimes he would cut back on his right and try and find me in the middle of the goal, so I should be ready,’ said Abraham afterwards.

‘I was ready that time and got a good toe onto the ball.’

Abaraham could’ve had another goal, but James Ward-Prowse was reluctant to give up the penalty taking duties Southgate had entrusted him with.

He added: ‘Of course as a striker you always want to take a penalty, but James [Ward-Prowse] said that the gaffer told him before the game that he was on penalties, so no fuss there. He scored, so I’m happy for him.

‘It was a tough night. I think I’m used to it in Italy with so many players dropping back behind the ball. I had to stay confident and stay focused, I knew the opportunity would come. I was in the right place at the right time and I took my chance.

‘It’s never straight forward [against Andorra]. As you watched today, it was hard to break them down. You could see the quality in the team as we had to find ways to score, and we did.

‘I need to keep performing for my club and I hope I’ll be in more camps going forward leading to the World Cup.’

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