Chelsea striker of
Tammy Abraham has
revealed that he had it
at the back of his
mind that he was
going to play
Pinnick went on a wild
goose chase to
London attempting to convince Abraham to pledge his
international future to Nigeria but was unsuccessful.
The long-drawn debate on Abraham’s international
future finally ended on October 11, 2019 when Three
Lions boss Gareth Southgate handed him his
competitive debut against Czech Republic in a
European Championship qualifier, cap-tying him to the
1966 world champions in the process.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Abraham
explained : “I’m always ambitious and it’s always at
the back of my mind.
“Growing up, I always wanted to play for England and
now I have the opportunity so I’ll try to grab it with
“There’s probably more pressure being Chelsea’s
number nine but I’m enjoying myself and I just have
to keep doing that.
“It’s about staying focused on Chelsea, going out
there every game and doing my best, getting the wins
and then I can focus on the summer with England.”
Abraham’s Chelsea teammate, Fikayo Tomori, was
also being targeted by the Nigeria Football Federation
until he made his debut against Kosovo in a Euro
qualifier on November 17.