John Fashanu tells Tammy Abraham who to choose between England and Nigeria
Former England international, John Fashanu has advised Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, to dump the Three Lions and chose the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Tammy Abraham still stand the chance to play for Nigeria despite featuring for England at youth level and for the senior team at a non-competitive game.
Fashanu who has been faced with similar dilemma when he was capped by England twice in 1989, advised Tammy Abraham to learn from his mistakes by ditching England.
“When I got to Nigeria myself and I came three times, I realized that Nigeria football and English football are completely different. Nigerian football was taken from the Brazilians but football in England is rough, bullish and aggressive, completely different. That was many years ago.
“I realized that I could not play the Nigerian football. I was happy that as a black Nigerian, I would be able to break into the English national team. Possibly one of the best and biggest country in the world certainly then it was wonderful. To play with Paul Gascoigne, Peter Shilton, they were legends.
“So I say to Tammy, think very well. When I went to play for England I could have played 100 games for the Super Eagles. But I got to play only two games for England. Understand that if you are going to play for England, you are going to play four or five matches only because competition is stiff,” Fashanu told TVC.