Fikayo Tomori ‘commits’ to England after ‘surprise’ call-up


Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham

Fikayo Tomori scored a consternation idea in a 5-2 win over Wolves, his third Chelsea appearance

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says he is “committed” to England after deliberation that nation to represent.

Tomori, 21, was innate in Canada and played for their under-20s team, and is also authorised to play for Nigeria.

He pronounced that receiving his initial England call-up for a Euro 2020 qualifiers divided to a Czech Republic and Bulgaria was “unexpected”.

“Depending on how we demeanour during it, being authorised for 3 countries is a good thing and a bad thing,” he said.

“I wasn’t awaiting to be in a England patrol during a commencement of a season, and once we got a call-up there was no doubt we would commit.

“It’s a bit cliched though it is a dream. Growing adult in England and saying a players personification during Wembley, it was such a good feeling. It’s indescribable. we attempted to take it in as most as possible, though it was a unequivocally unapproachable moment.”

Tomori’s conditions is identical to Chelsea team-mate Tammy Abraham, who also qualifies to play for Nigeria by his family and was called into a England patrol for a Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Prior to being comparison by Gareth Southgate, a 21-year-old striker pronounced he was “undecided” about his general future.

The Premier League’s corner tip scorer has already played for England in accessible matches opposite Germany and Brazil in 2017, though is nonetheless to underline in a rival international.

Southgate has pronounced it would not be “ethically right” to endowment caps to players so they can't play for another country. The England trainer pronounced a Chelsea span were in a patrol “on merit”.

‘I owe Lampard a good deal’

Tomori, who came by Chelsea’s academy, pronounced he had progressed “quickly” in a final 12 months, carrying done his first-team entrance in Aug underneath manager Frank Lampard, who was also his trainer when a executive defender was on loan during Derby County final season.

He helped a Rams strech a Championship play-off final and was named Derby’s actor of a season.

Despite being related with another loan pierce divided from Chelsea this season, he pronounced he had no skeleton to leave Stamford Bridge over a summer.

Asked how most he due Lampard, who told him of his England call-up after a Champions League feat in Lille final Wednesday, Tomori said: “A good deal. Playing final deteriorate in a heart of a counterclaim for Derby, it does take faith and he put that in me from a beginning.

“He helps me in training and for him to have faith in me when formula weren’t good or maybe we wasn’t, is all we could unequivocally ask for. Coming behind to Chelsea this season, personification time wasn’t granted, so we had to work tough and still have to work tough to say my place in a team.”