Roma forward Tammy Abraham has started off the New Year with a return to form, scoring two goals and collecting two assists in five games so far. The Englishman spoke to Roma TV about his personal growth during the World Cup break, his relationship with Dybala and Mourinho, and more.
“The international break helped. I spent time with my family and recovered my energy. It was nice, but even when I was away I worked a lot. I was always thinking about football. I told myself that when I returned, I would have to help the team as much as possible.”
“I wanted to come back to give my best and that’s what I’m doing,” said the ex-Chelsea man. “I think I have more confidence in myself now. Football is made of ups and downs and now I’m working to get back to my best.”
“Our objectives? Last season I said I wanted to bring a trophy to Rome and this season’s goal is the same. Both players and fans have experienced what it means to win a major tournament. I want to experience that feeling again.”
“Mourinho? He helped me make up my mind about coming here. He’s my uncle from Rome and I thank him for having convinced me to come here. I am enjoying every moment of it.”
“Dybala? Before he went to the World Cup, I jokingly told him to win the World Cup, to do it for Messi. In the end he really won it and we were all happy for Paulo. When he scored the penalty in the final, we cheered for him. Now he’s back with us. I have a good relationship with him, both on and off the pitch, and it’s consolidating. It’s also positive for the team. We must continue on this path.”