Victor Ikpeba: I don’t see Tammy Abraham represent Nigeria
Inform Tammy Abraham wouldn’t dump England for Nigeria – Ikpeba
The ex-Super Eagles forward believes the English-Nigerian forward might consider representing the Three Lions over Nigeria.
Tammy Abraham, a former England youth international has as well featured for the Senior team, but in a friendly game.
And by the virtue of not representing the Three Lions yet in a competitive game makes the Chelsea forward available to represent Nigeria.
Having had a tough start to the ongoing campaign, Abraham has scored seven of Chelsea’s eleven league goals – and his performance of late, the concomitant has been which country will the forward be representing between Nigeria and England.
Ikpeba, whilst showering Abraham praises for his fine form, the 1996 Olympic gold medallist ruled out the chances of the 21-year-old ditching England for Nigeria.
“Having that confidence to score goals has improved Tammy Abraham at Chelsea,” Ikpeba, a former Monaco player, as quoted by Soccernet.
“Credit should go to Frank Lampard for believing in him. Besides, getting a hattrick against Wolves shows that Tammy has been improving from game to game.
“However, I don’t see him playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles despite call for his inclusion in the team. Yes, he’s a quality player but then, I doubt if he would want to play for Nigeria.”
The duo of Ola Aina and Victor Moses, who represented England at youth levels had in the past been snatched from the noses of the Three Lions by Nigeria.
Recently, Chelsea manager had sounded warnings to English manager Gareth Southgate that Abraham would be highly demanded.
On the international future of the youngster, Lampard said, “That’s not a question for me. He’s put himself in the bracket for England by being top goalscorer at this point.
“It’s one for Gareth [Southgate]; I’d hate to step on his toes.
“But it’s clear Tammy is going to be wanted.”