Swansea Boss, Clement: I Didn’t Influence Abraham To Pick England Over Nigeria

Swansea Boss, Clement: I Didn’t Influence Abraham To Pick England Over Nigeria

Swansea manager, Paul Clement, has dismissed reports stating he influenced his loanee striker from Chelsea, Tammy Abraham, to choose England over Nigeria.

Abraham, 20, who is playing on loan for Swansea, was eligible to represent Nigeria and was reported to have held talks with Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinick.

But on Thursday, Abraham got his first call-up with the England senior national team ahead of their two international friendlies against world champions Germany and Brazil.

According to bbc.com, Clement fielded question concerning Abraham’s invitation to the English team during his press conference on Thursday ahead of Swansea’s league game against Brighton, and dismissed talks of his involvement in the striker’s decision as nonsense. ‎

“I think he’ll cope well,” Clement said.

“He’s a confident young man. He needs to take it in his stride and stay grounded.

“I wasn’t involved in any discussion with Tammy about who he wanted to player for.

“I saw one report that I’d told him who to play for- that’s complete nonsense.”

Clement who was an assistant manager at Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, expressed delight that Abraham finally got his first call-up.

He added:”It’s very pleasing news to see someone we’ve brought to the club on loan rewarded with his first call-up,” said Clement.

“His all-round game is developing, including back-to-goal and defensive positioning.

“We’ll have to see. Every level he’s played at he’s contributed. And now he’s got the next test. He’s been picked on merit and we wish him well.”


  • Is dele alli finished? No…. Its his choice. Let’s respect it

  • we don’t need him

  • I watched Tammy against Arsenal last weekend, there’s nothing spectacular about him except for his young age and a probable bright future.

  • Why worry abt him.. we have enof prospect… salivating to see Henry onykere play

  • tayor 1 year ago

    never mind coach.

  • This Warri guy later choose England ahead of Nigeria

  • Seriously i don’t see anything wrong with his decision, it’s a matter of choice. You wouldn’t understand until you find yourself in his shoes. Ask Joshua why he is putting on great Britain colour.

    • Antony joshua’s case is quite different from Abraham own…Joshua wanted to represent nigeria at the Olympics game(Sorry cant give the precise yr) bt he was turn down by Nigeria b4 he opted to represent britain…Abraham is the opposite.

    • It’s his decision
      Dat mayb as Neva visited Nigeria n doesn’t know much abt Nigeria. He is born n bred English man

  • Tammy, Thanks for making a wise choice. God will see u through

  • Seriously we don’t need dis guy we have enough strikers…. Olariwaju is there, henry,Isaac to mention but a few

  • You did. You have ruined his international career. Sorry for you Tammy. You will end up the same way like agbolahor.

  • How. Can he wear the Green white green he is not part of us and a I known he will regret his action after Russian. 2018

  • Good luck bro….

  • Don’t worry your self u can’t get time off playing with England come to your country u will get set

  • Oyedoyin paschal football is different from boxing his chances playing 4 England in d future very slim…

  • steve 1 year ago

    May not even be chosen for Russia 2018,just mark my words .English are the highest racist bigots you can think of ,Nigeria is fine without him cos nothING special about him !!

  • His Choice. Don’t forget the young man was born and live all his life in England.

  • He should pray very well because those two matches might be his beginning and end of playing for/with the Three Lions of England.

  • No place like home. He will surely regret it.

  • Tammy playing for England is no big deal,we shud concentrate on d players we hv here and use dem wisely.. Tammy playing for Nigeria will not make us win d world cup in Russia n him playing for England either will not equally make dem win..so abeg make we leave am..His choice, if he regrets later,his wahala.

  • @onimisi osho Davids,dele is not finish until the English find am half decent white in his position,ask john Barnes, ian wright,john fashanu,mark bright, and des walker,all used and dumped by the racist English set up

  • Nobody influenced him he’s going to be a great player in the future to come… He choose England because he wants to play for them, he will will do well there… All the best

  • He is entitled to his decision. I foresee he might be used an dumped by his adopted country, mark my word.

  • Enough of this Tammy posts, there is nothing spectaculer in this young man. we have droves of Star sturded Nigerians longing to be listed even as Eagles 2nd Team.
    Nigeria qualified to Russia from African very strong Group B without the so called Tammy. England will never pick him for the WC in Russia.
    John Fashanu knew what racism did to his career and regreted denying his motherland . Tammy if not carried away can seek his advice .

  • It is a pity. England will use him for 2-3matches before you know it he will be dumped.

  • His international duty is about to end up

  • Yeye boy
    we dont need you we have ighalo,kelechi,oyekuru,ideye etc