Roma forward Tammy Abraham revealed that Jose Mourinho has turned him into a monster by teaching him a more aggressive playstyle. Abraham left Chelsea for Roma this summer after finding minutes tough to come by under Thomas Tuchel. After starting with a bang scoring five goals in 10 games, the Englishman has just managed one goal in his last eight games. Abraham’s lack of form has coincided with that of Roma. Abraham was also called up to the international squad for the match against Albania.
“Just be a monster really!” Tammy Abraham said when asked what Jose Mourinho told him. “I think one of the things he said was I was too much of a nice player and that you have to show that aggressiveness as you’re getting older as a striker. It’s not always about being nice on the pitch. You need that character, you need that presence to frighten defenders and I think that’s something I’m learning and getting better at.”
“It’s always tough, moving and going to experience a different country and different culture,” he added. “I felt the sooner I settled in the better and started learning different types of football and different styles. I’ve gone to spread my wings and hopefully, I can keep up the level of performance I need to stay in the team. Of course (the World Cup) was in the back of my mind but really I just wanted to play football. For me, it’s still a young career and I just felt I needed to go out and play some games to improve and hit the highest levels, and hopefully, I can keep striving on.”