Tammy Abraham: “I’m still star-struck when I see Mourinho.”

Andy Mattioli

Before his derby heroics, Tammy Abraham spoke to CBS Sports and talked about life in Rome under the guidance and leadership of Jose Mourinho.

The Roma striker briefly touched upon his initial doubts related to a move to the Italian capital. “At first, when they initially contacted me, I thought to myself, ‘This isn’t for me.'”

“But then, when people explain to your their ambitions, and show that they have faith you and make you feel valuable, that’s when you want to give them everything you can.”

“As soon as I arrived here,” said Abraham. “I fell in love with this place.”

The Englishman did not hide his admiration for the Special One. “I still look up to him as an idol. And I never told him this, but every time I see him I’m still star-struck even though I see him every day.”

“When he was at Chelsea, I was there but I was still a young kid. I trained with him a couple of times so I knew what he was like a little bit and since coming here, I call him my uncle of Rome.”

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