Roma striker Tammy Abraham revealed that he is loving life in Italy under Jose Mourinho after leaving Chelsea in the summer. The young striker was seeing opportunities tough to come by under new manager Thomas Tuchel last season. After the sacking of Frank Lampard, Abraham featured only seven times for Chelsea and was left out of the Champions League-winning final squad. The striker made a £34m switch to Roma where he has scored four times in 10 appearances. He holds the unlucky record of most woodworks hit in Europe with seven.
“Why Italy? Good question. I had different options. So many clubs I was speaking to at the time. Italy came and I spoke to Jose. He had a goal.” Roma striker Tammy Abraham said. “I could see where he wanted Roma to go and see where he wants to take them and I wanted to be part of the process. He really put his trust in me so he was a big impact on the reason why I chose Roma.”
“The first thing he said to me was when I picked up the phone he was like ‘do you want to enjoy some sun or stay in the rain?’ I laughed,” he added. “I think at first I did not think much of it when we were speaking. I think my mindset was that I wanted to be in the Premier League and I wanted to stay here. I feel like it was home, being around London, being around England. It was home. And I think I had to open my wings a bit and make a choice and I chose Italy and would not change it.”