Tom Dele-Bashiru on why he made the decision to play for Nigeria over England
Tom Dele-Bashiru on why he made the decision to play for Nigeria over England
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Tom Dele-Bashiru on why he made the decision to play for Nigeria over England

Watford's new signing Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed the reason why he decided to pledge his international future to Nigeria over England where he was born. 

The 19-year-old made his name from being a key player in the Flying Eagles squad during the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup and was provisionally cap-tied to Nigeria after making his maiden debut in the 4-0 victory over Qatar. 

However, Dele-Bashiru has previously played for England at the U16 level but according to All Nigeria Soccer, he felt that it was easier to break into the Nigeria squad than the Three Lions. 

The youngster spoke to the club's official website and professed: "I just felt like I'll probably play for the first team with the Super Eagles, more likely than playing for England because the latter have a lot of players to choose from.

''Obviously, it is my home nation so it was good to play for them.

''I am very proud of my roots, I try and embrace it. I paint a good picture so that people understand what it is to be a Nigerian''.

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