I never wanted to represent Nigeria – Tammy Abraham
I never wanted Nigeria -Tammy Abraham
The forward reveals his dream has always been to represent the Three Lions
A former England youth international, Tammy Abraham is eligible to represent Nigeria at the senior level through his parental lineage.
The Premier League joint top-scorer had featured for England in non-competitive game in the past and over the course of the last month, his international allegiance has been a subject of hot debate.
Last week, he agreed to represent England, and he’s expected to line-up for the Three Lions in their upcoming European qualifying matches against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The 22-year-old will line-up alongside fellow Chelsea teammate, Fikayo Tomori, who’s also another player of Nigerian descent.
Abraham, ahead of what is expected to be his senior competitive matches said, representing Nigeria was never a dream.
“For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations,” the Chelsea forward said. Clearly it means you’re doing something well.
“At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and grown in England.
“My dream was always to play for England. It doesn’t affect the fact Nigeria still wanted me, and it’s a big nation. I love both nations. My head was just screwed on with England.
“I’m here and I’m ready to stay. I want to do the best I can. That means playing well, for club and country.”
Meanwhile, with Harry Kane as England’s first-choice striker, a battle for a starting berth will be a stern one for Abraham.
However, the young striker is unperturbed about the challenges that come along representing the Three Lions.
“Just hopefully I can get many years experience under my belt for England,” Abraham added
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