Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu, said ‘Nigeria is bigger than any player’; having Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori in the picture.
According to a reliable source, the former Arsenal star made this statement on hearing that the two player have gotten international call-ups to play for England.
Tomori and Abraham who have been doing very well for their team Arsenal, was attracted by England coach, Gareth Southgate.
Southgate has included the duo in the Three Lions’ squad to face the Czech Republic and Bulgaria in October’s Euro 2020 qualification games, to end the question on where the Chelsea stars will commit their international allegiance.
In Kanu’s words, he said, “Our problem is that whenever someone starts doing well, we start chasing them which is not bad because other countries do that,” Kanu told Goal.
“I feel we don’t need to force people to play for the country, because Nigeria is bigger than any player.
“We have quality players everywhere so we can’t continue to beg one player to play for us. Nigeria cannot beg, players have to beg Nigeria.
“The best way to always go about this is talking to them to play for their fatherland.
“If they do, it’s good for us and if they don’t we move on. That’s football and I think we have enough and we can win matches without them.”