Interviews

Tammy Abraham on his time at Roma: “I knew this was the right place for me.”

Andy Mattioli
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Tammy Abraham gave a lengthy interview SWM about his time with the Giallorossi, living in the Italian capital and what the future holds for him and the team.

“There are only two teams here: Roma or Lazio. Luckily, most people I bump into are Roma supporters, and it’s always nice to meet fans and take pictures with them. Everyone in the city has been so welcoming and so polite.”

“It’s been an interesting experience, and certainly different to life back home,” he said. “Of course, I had to adapt quickly, and I miss hearing the English language at times. It’s nice to embrace a different culture, enjoy a new way of life, and learn the language, which has been cool. I should probably know more than I do, but it’s going well.”

“The fans and people at the club have made me feel at home from the first day I arrived. The welcome was meant to be at a private airport, but there were so many fans there; they sang my name and were so happy to see me. From that moment, I knew this was the right place for me.”

“They’re so passionate and they want their team to do well, so they’re behind you even if you don’t do well at times. But I think they could see how passionate I was on the pitch, and I think that’s what they fell in love with the most; my hunger and desire to win.”

“I’ve not been here long, but I think moving to Roma is something that I’ll look back on in my career and say to myself: ‘I had the time of my life living in a different part of the world’. To experience new things has been incredible, challenging at times, but fun so far.”

“To win a European trophy in the first year with Roma was unbelievable,” he recounted.

 “To be honest, I don’t think anyone expected it. From the moment I arrived, I said I want to win a trophy with Roma. They hadn’t won a trophy in many years, and at that point, many people didn’t believe it was possible.”

“But I think coming here gave the boys belief, and they saw that I was hungry and passionate. Even in training, I always want to win. If I lost in training, the boys would try and get into my head and try to speak to me, but they could see I was always driving and pushing, and wanting the best for my team and myself.”

“This could be the best year of my life so far, so I want to make that come true. It would be lovely to win something again this year with Roma, and with my child being born, who knows what the future holds.”

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MatchDay 38
26 May 20:45
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