Mourinho backs monster striker Tammy Abraham for Nigeria

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Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham had been called up to the England squad in the past, but he can still switch allegiance to the Nigerian national team as he’s yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions in a competitive clash.

The 23-year-old academy product has been in good form for Roma, and Jose Mourinho is proud of his striking acquisition.

The Blues academy product has gotten two goals and two assists in five games for Roma who have won all six games of the season so far.

Abraham scored his first goal at the Stadio Olimpico, as Roma beat CSKFA Sofia, 5-1 in the Europa Conference on Thursday.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho said of Abraham: “There is always a small doubt for a player that is born and raised in England. They don’t leave London much so it’s not easy to adapt.. but my doubt has already passed. Tammy is already perfectly integrated with the team and has friends in Roma.”

According to Own Goal Nigeria, the Roma boss also backed Abraham to switch allegiance if he doesn’t get called by the Three Lions.

He said: “I’m trying to create a monster of a forward for Southgate. Unless he doesn’t have proper eyes. Then I’d suggest Tammy Abraham switch countries. He deserves more caps under his name.”

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