Fikayo Tomori, has
admitted difficulty in choosing the country to
represent at the international level.
Tomori was handed his debut England call-
up, for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against
Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this
Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold,
the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his
county of birth, Canada or Nigeria through his
Although he is yet to make his debut
appearance for England, Tomori said he never
received an invitation from the Super Eagles
before joining Gareth Southgate’s team.
“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. It was
something I had to think about for a year or
two and I was previously at the U21 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,”
Tomori told OmaSportsTV
Despite his international commitment to the
Three Lions, the former Derby County and Hull
City defender affirmed that he is still Nigerian
and also confessed his love for the country’s
“But 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.

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