Tammy Abraham reveals how he briefly struggled with life in Italy as Jose Mourinho of Roma wants him to do more

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Roma striker, Tammy Abraham has revealed how difficult life was when he first arrived in Italy six months ago. The English striker revealed that he sometimes gets homesick.

Recall that the 24-year-old striker left England for the first time in his career on August 17, 2021, after he was unable to establish himself at Chelsea under coach Thomas Tuchel.

Tammy Abraham is a product of Chelsea academy. He has been in the Chelsea youth system since he was a child. He played for the club’s under-18 until July 1, 2015. He gained promotion to the club’s senior team on July 1, 2017.

Despite recording some brilliant moments at the club, he was not able to play as often as he expected which took him on loan at Swansea in 2017, and Aston Villa in 2018.

Tammy Abraham was left with no choice but to leave the club ahead of the 2021-2022 season when Chelsea bought another striker, Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

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Roma paid Chelsea the sum of €40 million to bring the England international to Italy where Tammy Abraham has reinvented his career and has found his way back to England’s national team.

Before Abraham left Chelsea, the English striker was able to score 30 goals and provided 12 assists in 82 matches in all competitions.

After four years at Chelsea, he had the opportunity of playing under coach Jose Mourinho, one of the greatest former coaches of Chelsea who has been the coach of Roma since May 4, 2021.

Ahead of the Roma league match against Verona scheduled to take place today, February 19, 2022, Tammy Abraham told Pro-Direct Soccer that he is “really enjoying Rome”.

“At first it takes a bit of getting used to,” he said. “But after a while, you settle in, find a house, and start to explore a bit and try different restaurants. I’m really enjoying Rome.

“Sometimes I get homesick, which is tough, but I’m here for a reason: to do a job. I knew there’d be a point where I’d have to leave Chelsea and go out and explore.

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“Now I’ve come to a different country and learning a different culture and language, I’m really enjoying it.”

Jose Mourinho praises Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham reveals how he struggled with life in Italy as Jose Mourinho of Roma wants him to do more
Jose Mourinho and Tammy Abraham of Roma.

Since Tammy Abraham arrived at Roma in August 2021, he has been able to score 18 goals and provided four assists in all competitions. In the Italian Serie A alone, Abraham has scored 11 goals and provided 3 assists.

His performance has wowed coach Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese tactician said Roma as a team is expecting more from the English striker.

“He is doing well but he can do better. The team needs him to do better. A foreign player who was born raised and done in a different football, in a different society,” coach Mourinho said.

“It’s not easy to leave England but he is doing well. I hope in him but he has the potential to do even more.”

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Tammy Abraham has until June 30, 2026, before his contract with Roma expires. His contract with the Italian club comes with a buy-back clause that permits him to return to Chelsea for just £60 million.

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