Tammy Abraham “not sure” what will happen amid Super Eagles interest

Tammy Abraham admits he is flattered by Nigeria’s interest but vowed to stay focused on the England Under-21s.

The striker is expected to spearhead the Young Lions’ attack when they travel to Andorra on Tuesday to continue their Euro 2019 qualifying campaign.

Abraham scored and grabbed an assist in Friday’s 3-1 win over Scotland Under-21s having already denied he was planning to switch allegiances to Nigeria.

Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd is wary of losing his players, with Sheyi Ojo and Dominic Solanke also eligible for Nigeria, but Abraham remains happy with England.

“There are a lot of things going on and for me that is a sign you are doing something right, if Nigeria are fighting for you and England want you as well,” said Swansea’s on-loan Chelsea forward.

“I’m happy right now and I just want to keep playing my football. Nothing has happened [in terms of the Nigeria FA contacting]. I’m not too sure what is going on.”

And Abraham is ready to take on Andorra, who lost 6-0 to Ukraine last month, at the Estadi Comunal in Andorra la Vella.

“We’re in control of the group but we can’t take our foot off the gas. We need to take confidence into every game and make sure we get the results we need,” he said.

Boothroyd reiterated the point, warning his side they are not basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters and that they must respect Andorra.

The Young Lions boss wants his team to ensure they have the substance before they turn on the style as they aim to maintain their position at the top of Group 4.

He said: “My players are so skillful and comfortable on the ball that one of my biggest concerns is that sometimes they can be too elaborate on the ball.

“I keep telling them that we are not the Harlem Globetrotters and we are not here to do tricks.

“We can express ourselves by all means, but we are here to play as a team and we know when we come up against the big-hitters there will be no time for all that.

“We have some deadly players up front. My biggest challenge is to turn them into a team and a squad that is bigger than the sum of its parts.”

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