Tammy Abraham shows why he’s already a hit at Roma on and off the pitch

Abraham joined Serie A giants AS Roma in August in a £34million transfer move from Chelsea, with the England international proving to be an inspired signing from Jose Mourinho

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Tammy Abraham could not have expected a better start to life at Roma following his move to the Serie A club from Chelsea.

He has scored three goals and notched two assists in all competitions for his new club, but it not just on the pitch where the 23-year-old is proving to be a hit in the Italian capital.

Abraham moved to the Stadio Olimpico in mid-August for a fee of £34million, having fallen out of favour under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

His performances are already making him a fan favourite, with the home crowd giving him a standing ovation when he was substituted an hour into his debut.

Tammy Abraham has been a hit with Roma fans since joining the Serie A club from Chelsea

That ovation came after he provided two of the assists for Roma’s three goals in the defeat of Fiorentina.

His first goal for the Serie A giants arrived soon after, when he scored the third goal in a 4-0 hammering of Salernitana.

But it is not just domestically where Abraham has impressed, with the striker also scoring in the Europa Conference League win over CSKA Moscow.

Abraham has proven to be an inspired signing by Jose Mourinho, with the Englishman cementing his place as the club’s top forward.

He once again showed why he has earned that status on Thursday night against Udinese, with the 23-year-old again selected in the central role.

He proved to be the key player for Mourinho’s men, scoring just before half-time to claim all three points.

Abraham improvised with a back-heel finish to score the game’s only goal after left-back Riccardo Calafiori had run half the length of the pitch before firing in a cross to his striker.

But before the game had even kicked off, Abraham showed why he has been such a hit in Italy.

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The striker was seen joining in with the club’s anthem of “Roma, Roma, Roma”, which was sung by supporters after the coin toss and just before kick-off.

Abraham sung the chorus of the famous anthem and following the game made the connection he feels with the Roma support clear.

“I’m happy I can show them my passion and love for the club. I’m going to carry on doing my best and showing how much I love this club,” he told Roma’s YouTube channel.

“Since I arrived, you can see that the fans are very passionate and they love football.

Before the game, Abraham was seen singing the club’s anthem along with the Roma fans


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“The club over the years haven’t achieved what the fans want them to achieve so hopefully, my presence, goals and assists can lead to something special.

“We need the fans to be on our side and the players need to give the fans what they want to see.”

Roma entered the game on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Hellas Verona, their first reverse since Mourinho took charge.

And Abraham hailed the way in which his side were able to bounce back, with a derby against Lazio up next.

Abraham has proven to be an inspired signing for new Roma boss Jose Mourinho

“It was a very important win, we’re very happy with the win. We knew it was going to be a tough game,” he said.

“We lost our last game so we knew we had to come out and give the fans a good performance and we done that.

“You know how much I love them [ the fans] already. They’ve made me feel like family since my first day.”

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