Roma boss Jose Mourinho gets brutally honest on Tammy Abraham’s adjustment to Serie A
Tammy Abraham officially left Chelsea last month in search of more first-team football as he took his talents to Roma to play for legendary manager Jose Mourinho. The Englishman has enjoyed a smashing start to his Serie A career as well, scoring once and supplying two assists in two appearances. Mourinho recently spoke out on Abraham’s impact and how he’s adjusted to life in Italy. Via Fabrizio Romano:
“There is always a small doubt for a player that is born and raised in England. They dont leave London much so its not easy to adapt..but my doubt has already passed. Tammy is already perfectly integrated with the team and friends in Roma.”
Abraham always had a ton of potential, scoring 15 goals in his debut Premier League campaign in 2019/20 under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge. He was basically pushed out of the Blues squad last term by Thomas Tuchel and it became inevitable that he would have to leave his boyhood club. That’s when Mourinho and Roma came calling and the former Aston Villa man has been a perfect fit.
Abraham has played 152 minutes already and made two consecutive starts for the Portuguese tactician. With Edin Dzeko heading to Inter Milan to replace Romelu Lukaku, Abraham will be expected to be Roma’s main goal-getter this term. But with Premier League experience under his belt, that shouldn’t be any problem for the 23-year-old.