Will Tammy Abraham Fail As An English Player?

Ahead of the Euro2020 Qualifier it is a newsworthy for the Nigerian Born player Tammy Abraham to have been listed by the three lions coach Southgate.

Southgate who has given two Chelsea and Nigerian player the chance to feature in the coming International games.

Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are expected to feature in the match against Czech Republic and Bulgaria after displaying an impressive performance with their club.

The International call-up was no doubt a disappointment for Nigerians who are expecting the young lads to feature in the green and white jersey.

The question is not whether they are happy with their decision or not, it’s about whether they will stay long in the team.

Of cause they will if only they keep their consistency and performance high.

Hence, hitting the nail on the head is important, England is one of the most reputable Nation in the world of football with loads of young and outstanding players who have and willing to represent the three lions badge.

More so, It is a big competition for Tammy Abraham who have to compete high with Tottenham outstanding striker Harry Kane and other notable strikers in the team.

However, Nigeria players who choose England over their fathers land have failed in the past is something to worry about.

John Fashanu and Gabriel Agbolahan are typical examples of Nigerians who denied their fathers country just to represent the three lions only for them featuring in less matches.

Former England international and Nigeria born John Fashanu earlier advised the Chelsea forward to consider playing for Nigeria instead of the Three Lions.

But will be disappointed to see him represent the English National team instead.

Fashanu who was capped twice by the England National team in 1989 spoke to TVC in an exclusive interview about the Chelsea forward.

“So I say to Tammy, think very well. When I went to play for England I could have played 100 games for the Super Eagles.

“But I got to play only two games for England. Understand that if you are going to play for England, you are going to play four or five”

Meanwhile, No Nigeria would as well counter the decision made by Abraham because while representing the England youth and playing his professional football in 2017, The Nigeria Football Federation was hard in decision to invite him.

In 2019, The Nigeria Football Federation was reported to have met with Tammy’s father concerning the striker representing Nigeria. But all in all looks like Nigeria has failed.

If Nigeria had added Tammy Abraham to their notable list, maybe they would have found back their scoring chemistry and progress high in Africa and world competitions.

More so, this season Tammy Abraham has been a remarkable striker for Frank Lampard, holding the first choice position ahead of Belgium striker Batchuayi and France striker Oliver Giroud.

Hopefully, he can continue banging the goals and keep getting the deserve call by the England National team if he up his game and be consistent.

Adewunmi Adebowale
A mass communication student who has great interest in sport and tend to reach the masses on the latest happenings on sport across the web

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