- Tammy Abraham cannot be begged to play for Nigeria says ex-Super Eagles goalie Dosu Joseph
- The likes of Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Paul Onuachi, and David Okereke are capable of making Nigeria proud anytime
- Dosu stressed Nigeria need to encourage these strikers and not weigh them down with Tammy Abraham issues
Dosu Joseph, former Super Eagles shot-stopper, has declared that Nigeria have quality strikers that can replace Tammy Abraham after he opted to play for England’s Three Lions.
The Chelsea forward was named in England squad that will battle Czech and Bulgaria in Euro 2020 qualifiers by Gareth Southgate on Thursday.
Reacting on the development, Dosu, who was in goal for Nigeria for the victories Dream Team that won gold at Atalanta Olympics said: “I see no reason why we should be dwelling on Tammy Abraham’s choice of playing for the Three Lions of England. Besides, it is a thing of the heart and where you think you want to represent regardless of what people say,” Dosu was quoted as saying to Soccernet.ng.
“Now that he has been called up by the England national team I don’t think there is any need for us to start weeping over it. Yes, he’s a good striker based on his goal-scoring with Chelsea this season. However, of what importance will it be if you beg a player to play for you and he turns his back on you.
“As far as I am concern, I think we have players such as Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Paul Onuachi, David Okereke to mention a few, that are scoring goals in Europe. Osimhen most especially must be commended for his goal-scoring exploits since moving to Lille in the French League.
“We need to encourage these strikers and not weigh them down with so much attention on Tammy Abraham,” Dosu submitted.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Victor Osimhen has continued to receive applauds for his decent performances since joining Lille during the summer transfer window and on Wednesday night, October 2, Chelsea battled hard to keep the youngster silent in the second half during their Champions League clash.
Tammy Abraham netted the first goal of the match after 22 minutes, but Osimhen ensured both teams went into the break on level terms, with scores at Lille 1-1 Chelsea.
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