Ex-Roma player Vincenzo Montella discusses Tammy Abraham’s qualities

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma player Vincenzo Montella – currently the coach of Turkish side Adana Demirspor – was recently asked to talk about Roma’s new starting forward, Tammy Abraham, and the Englishman potentially breaking the club record for most goals in their first season.

Montella said to La Gazzetta dello Sport, “I don’t worry about it at all. For me it’s not a problem. On the other hand, I very much care about the record of most goals scored in a derby [which Montella broke in 2002 with four goals]”

“I’ve always liked Abraham,” continued the ex-Fiorentina boss. “He knows how to attack the depth and has an incredible instinct for scoring goals.”

“I think his biggest qualities are the level of aggressiveness that he shows on the pitch and the spirit of self-sacrifice for the good of the team.”

“Perhaps he still needs to improve with the ball at his feet, controlling the game that way. He’s still very instinctive when it comes to that, but for a striker instinct is a fundamental quality.”

“I wish him the best for the upcoming World Cup. I think that such an experience would help him come back to Roma stronger than ever.”

“I think that in the end having someone like Zaniolo play next to him and open up spaces for him has helped Abraham a great deal.”

Finally, Montella shared his opinion on Roma’s season under Mourinho: “It seems to me that the team is adapting more and more to Mourinho’s ideas. The Special One, as intelligent as he is, has also changed something in his tactical attitude.”

“It seems to me that this team is growing before our eyes. I am convinced that they will be able to compete for top four and for the Conference League trophy.”

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