Tammy Abraham calm over reported Nigeria interest

Tammy Abraham has remained calm over reports of Nigeria’s interest in him, and vowed to stay focused on England U21s.

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 U21s having already denied he was planning to switch allegiances to Nigeria.

U21 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 that they must respect Andorra.

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.”