Tammy Abraham clearly has a lot of pent up goalscoring energy, as one would expect after half a year spent on the fringes of the Chelsea first-team, and if there is one thing Tammy knows, it’s scoring goals.
After getting off the mark in the last game before the international break, last night he scored his second goal for AS Roma, his first at the Stadio Olimpico, as they beat CSKFA Sofia, 5-1 in the Europa Conference. Abraham was only on the pitch for the final quarter of an hour in what was a fairly straightforward win for José Mourinho’s team, even if they did go behind early to the visitors in a classic “scored too soon” scenario.
It was a lovely goal for the 23-year-old, taking advantage of some non-cohesive defending to finish with aplomb after being found by a great through ball from Eldor Shomurodov.
While 2 goals in 5 appearances won’t set the record books on fire, Abraham does also have 2 assists, and more importantly, has been impressing with his all-around play. Roma have yet to lose a game this season — six wins from six in fact in all competitions — and Abraham’s been a key contributor to this stellar start to life for the two ex-Chelsea men in the Italian capital.
“There is always a small doubt for a player that is born and raised in England. They don’t leave London much so it’s not easy to adapt.. but my doubt has already passed. Tammy is already perfectly integrated with the team and has friends in Roma.”
-José Mourinho; source: Mirror
Mourinho called Abraham’s signing a “real coup” for his team, and so far he’s being proven right — or to be more accurate, proving himself right. The documents for Chelsea’s future buy-back option shouldn’t be filed away too deeply.