Tammy Abraham’s decision to snub Nigeria for England has not gone down well with former England international and Wimbledon FC star, John Fashanu, who accepts the 20-year-old settled on an inappropriate footballing decision.
The Chelsea academy graduate turned into a subject of tussle between the English FA and the Nigeria Football Federation in the wake of posting glittering performances for the Blues in the continuous league campaign.
In any case, England manager, Gareth Southgate, pushed forward of Nigeria by including Abraham in his squad to face Bulgaria and Czech Republic for the Euro 2020 qualifier a lot to the failure of numerous Nigerians who had trusted that the in-structure striker will submit his future to Nigeria.
Furthermore, Fashanu, who additionally featured for the Three Lions has told the Chelsea striker to have a reexamine in order to keep history from rehashing itself – refering to his very own case for instance.
“I’ve currently been living in Nigeria for 14 years and I realize that I settled on an inappropriate choice not playing for Nigeria.
“For him at the present time, everything looks like England is fabulous and brilliant. In any case, it is just similar to I did, as he gets older he will realize that Nigeria is his motherland and as we have our problems in Nigeria, England additionally has its problems.
“What I need to disclose to Tammy Abraham is to make the correct choice and play for his motherland which is Nigeria. He will have additional time and make more appearances playing for Nigeria yet in all actuality he will make more money playing for England.
“It is currently up to him (Tammy) to choose in the event that he needs to play for Nigeria in excess of multiple times or on the off chance that he needs to make $1m.
“In any case, as a patriotic Nigeria I would have loved him to play for Nigeria. Try not to make similar slip-ups that we elders made at that point.
“As an elder in the game, I can just offer exhortation. My recommendation to Tammy is to disregard money since money will go back and forth.
“Return to your motherland and play for the country which I didn’t do. That is my recommendation since now I know where I turned out badly. I raked in some serious cash however I played for England twice. I could have still profited with the Nigeria national group and showed up and helped the country to win numerous trophies and do brilliant things.
“Presently I think back and see a portion of the mix-ups I made and I don’t need him and other young Nigerians to make similar mix-ups that I made.”
The Wimbledon legend however conceded that the final decision lies with the 21-year-old player.
“By the day’s end we should comprehend that his choice is his own choice.
However, we can influence his choices yet he is a young man and a brilliant player who is in the best year of his life and he comprehends what it resembles.