The Chelsea defender was eligible to play for the Super Eagles, but Fikayo Tomori has revealed that was never an option as the country’s authorities never got in touch with him.
The 21-year-old received his Three Lions call up during the last international break, although he did not feature in any of the two matches played.
While he could also have played for either Nigeria or Canada, Tomori revealed it was only England that showed interest in him and it would have been hard to turn them down.
Speaking in an interview with Omasports where Soccernet.ng got excerpts from, Tomori revealed he has been thinking about it for about a year.
”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 U-21 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.”
However, despite choosing England, the former Derby loanee revealed he still feels Nigerian, saying he loves the culture, food and the music.
”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.”