Tammy Abraham: ‘I love Nigeria but I haven’t made up my mind’

Tammy Abraham: ‘I love Nigeria but I haven’t made up my mind’

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham has continued to fuel rumours of a switch to represent Nigeria at senior international level.  He has now revealed that he is still undecided whether to represent England or Nigeria in international football.

Indeed, the red-hot Tammy Abraham was said to have chosen England over Nigeria. However, he has now come out to state that he remains in two minds over which country to represent.

“I love both nations. To be wanted by both nations, clearly I’m doing something right on the pitch for Chelsea. I just have to keep going. My time will come.

“I’m not sure, I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m just focusing on the club now.”

This latest declaration is bound to crank up the speculations around Tammy Abraham a notch. However, reservations have been expressed in some quarters in Nigeria over the continued media circus around his allegiance. Some Nigerian football watchers feel the Three Lions are using the links with Nigeria as a bait to put pressure on Tammy Abraham to switch to England.

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Tammy Abraham

Nevertheless, the prolific striker has reiterated his pride in his African and Nigerian heritage. Furthermore, he disclosed that his heritage remains a major part of his life, despite being born in London.

Nigeria is a massive country, says Tammy Abraham

Further adding to talks of a potential switch to the Super Eagles is the fact that his father is close to the Amaju Pinnick. Equally important, Pinnick is the current Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).  Also, Pinnick has not hidden his desire to see the striker don the famous green and white of the Super Eagles.

Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham has also described Nigeria as a massive country.

“I’ve grown up in an area with a lot of African culture and African background. Even in the changing room nowadays, we play Afrobeats and all sorts. So you’re fully aware that Nigeria is a massive country. It’s global.”

The prodigious Chelsea striker has hit a rich vein of form in the Premier League this season.

He has bagged seven goals which has catapulted him to the top of the pile as the most prolific English forward in the league. His seven goals see him tie with the Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one behind Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

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