Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham has said that he remains committed to his country of birth, England, despite being approached by the Nigeria Football Federation last week, footballlive.ng can report.
According to reports in England, the 21 year-old will make a decision on his international future in April 2020, but, he has unequivocally debunked such insinuation while fielding questions from Journalists.
“I set no such deadline on playing for England or deciding my international allegiance and I remain committed to breaking into Gareth Southgate’s senior squad soonest,” Abraham clarified.
The Chelsea striker has played for England’s Under 18, U19 and U21 teams and was capped twice at senior level in friendly matches against Germany and Brazil in 2017.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has however given the striker plenty of opportunity to prove his doubters wrong and he has thus far enjoyed a stellar start to the campaign, netting four goals in four Premier League matches.
However, his exploits couldn’t guarantee his a place in the Three Lions’ squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
“I strongly believe that I have a realistic chance of making the cut against Czech Republic and Bulgaria and that might make me glued to the Three Lions.”
It would be recalled that the President of NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick had last week visited London to hold talks with Abraham and his dad, about having him with the Super Eagles for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.