Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, said contrary to the impression in certain quarters, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), never extended an invitation to him to play for Nigeria.
The centre back disclosed this in an interview with Soccernet.ng, saying he would have represented either Nigeria or Canada had they extended an invitation to him before England did.
He said, “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 first, 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.”