Dosu Joseph reacts as Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham snub Nigeria for England
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has reacted to Tammy Abraham snubbing Nigeria to play for the England.
The Chelsea striker of Nigerian root accepted the call up by England manager, Gareth Southgate, to feature in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
If he features in the game, his eligibility to play for Nigeria becomes dashed.
Reacting to the development, Dosu Joseph stated that there is no cause for alarm because Nigeria has an array of players.
“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 told Soccernet.
“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 concerned, 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.”