Chelsea’s man of the moment, Fikayo Tomori has given the reasons why he dumped Nigeria for England.
The 21-year-old has been a revelation in the heart of Chelsea’s defence this season and it has earned him a call-up to England’s national team.
Tomori, who was also eligible to play for Canada, said besides the advice from his family and friends, England were the first to approach him to commit to the Three Lions which he accepted without any hesitation.
“England is such a big nation, as well as Nigeria and Canada, so I think I was going to be happy with whoever called me up – but it’s nice it is England,” Tomori said.
“It wasn’t England all the way. I had certain people and certain things that I had to consider. I spoke to my family and people that I care about it and that’s the decision I came to. So, when England came calling, it was difficult to say no.
“It was just more of a thing I was waiting for a call-up because the last international break I didn’t get a call-up from anyone. This international break, I was waiting for a call-up and England called me up.
Tomori could make his debut for England this weekend after he was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.