Ruggiero Rizzitelli discusses Tammy Abraham’s struggles, Dybala’s leadership

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma attacker Ruggiero Rizzitelli was asked to analyze Tammy Abraham’s tough stretch of games as the Englishman continues to have only two goals to his name so far this season.

“Abraham looks like a fish out of water,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “He’s struggling, yes. Last year he was much more involved in Mourinho’s gameplan, now I see him be a bit more passive.”

“I don’t think Belotti’s presence threatens him, also because if you can’t handle the pressure of competition it means you’re not meant for a great team.”

“Abraham remains an excellent forward with plenty of personality,” Rizzitelli concluded.

“Dybala? He’s a champion. Juventus gave him up and now he’s become Roma’s saving grace,” he added.

“After the injury suffered before Atalanta, the only game he missed this season, I heard many people say “here we go again.”

“Instead he scored at San Siro against Inter and also against Betis. Paulo is art in motion. He’s Tiago Pinto’s masterpiece.”

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