Franco-German Manager Gernot Rohr has stated that the Super Eagles of Nigeria should not be seen as a second option for Chelsea central defender Fikayo Tomori.
The 21-year-old was selected in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this month.
Tomori’s parents are of Nigerian descent while he is also eligible for Canada having been born in Calgary, representing them three times at Under-20s level.
His breakthrough into Chelsea’s first-team under Frank Lampard this seasson sparked a scramble to secure his international future.
“He picks where he is comfortable and we wish him the best with England,” Rohr said.
“No point thinking we can have him back as it will be dangerous if we allow players to view our team as second option when all fails, I think we are bigger than that. I hope he succeeds with England.”