Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has said playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria was not in his initial plan, Concise News has learned.
Tomori who is born in Canada to Nigerian parents was eligible to play for the West African nations but opted to feature for England after Garry Southgate called him up last month.
The 21-year-old did not feature in any of the two matches played by the Three Lions and has said he thought about the national team he would play with for over one year.
”I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team. ”It was a difficult choice for me,” he told Omasport.
“It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U-21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision.
”England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them.”
The Canada-born star admitted his love for the Nigerian culture, saying he is very proud of it.
”I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too -pounded yam and Jollof especially,” he added.