Mourinho Suggests Ex-Chelsea Star Should Reconsider Playing For Nigeria If England Continues To Ignore Him

Mourinho Suggests Ex-Chelsea Star Should Reconsider Playing For Nigeria If England Continues To Ignore Him

  • Jose Mourinho has warned that he would persuade Tammy Abraham to change nationality if Gareth Southgate continue to snub the striker
  • The Special One believes Tammy now has all it takes to get international call up by the Three Lions since joining Roma
  • The 23-year-old whose ancenstral home is Nigeria has scored two goals in five matches so far this season

Jose Mourinho has stated that he wants to build a monster out of Tammy Abraham for the England national team, Mirror.

The 23-year-od who joined Roma from Chelsea has scored two goals in five matches and the Portuguese gaffer is keeping faith in the Englishman.

Abraham was snubbed by Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020 and is yet to recall the former Aston Villa man for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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Mourinho suggests ex-Chelsea star should reconsider his nationality if Southgate does not invite him
Jose Mourinho suggests Tammy Abraham should reconsider his nationality if Southgate does not invite him. Photo by Silvia Lore.
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And Mourinho believes the England born-Nigerian should be given more international caps after just making three appearances with the Three Lions.

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What Mourinho said

Abraham snubbed Nigeria to represent England and Mourinho has stated he could persuade the striker to rretrace he roots.

He said:

"I am trying to create a monster of a forward for Gareth Southgate," the Roma boss said ahead of their trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday in Serie A, heading into the match top of the table after winning all three of their league games.
"Unless he doesn't have proper eyes and still not call him up with the England national team, then I would suggest for Tammy to switch countries.
"He deserves more caps under his name."

Tomori's message to Nigerians

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Fikayo Tomori who now plays for Italian giants AC Milan has explained that he feels like a Nigerian considering how he was brought up even though he decided not to play for the three-time African champions.

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The Nigerian Football Federation tried their best to convince Fikayo Tomori into playing for the Super Eagles, but the former Chelsea star turned his back against the country of his parents.

Born in Canada and raised in the United Kingdom, Fikayo Tomori had the chance to play for the Super Eagles because his father is a Nigeria, but he chose the Three-Lions of England.

Onuachu scores for Genk

Legit.ng also reported that Paul Onuachu was on the scoresheet for Genk for the third straight game in a row following the 2-1 win over Sint-Truiden, Soccernet, Complete Sports.

The Nigerian international came on as a second-half substitute to grab a late winner to keep his team within three points off league leaders Anderlecht.

The Super Eagles striker came on from former Chelsea star Ike Ugbo in the 65th minute while the game was heading for a draw.

Source: Legit

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