The English striker Tammy Abraham has claimed that he made the change from Chelsea to Roma Italian to gain more playing time as he seeks a spot in the England team with the 2022 World Cup on the horizon.

Abraham had a promising 2019-20 season with Chelsea with 18 goals in all competitions, but lowered the pecking order at Stamford Bridge last season, prompting him to leave in the summer and join the Roma, led by José Mourinho. .

“It is always difficult to experience a different country and a different culture,” Abraham told reporters. “I felt that the sooner I adapted, the better, and I began to learn different types of football and different styles. I have come to spread my wings and hope I can maintain the level of performance that I need to stay in the team. Of course, the Copa del Mundo was in the back of my mind, but I really just wanted to play soccer. “

The 24-year-old has scored five goals for Roma and credits Mourinho’s advice to “be a monster” with his strong start to the season, which ended last month with his first call-up for England in nearly a year. .

“I think one of the things he said was that I was too kind a player and that on the field you have to show that aggressiveness as you get older as a forward.” “It’s not always about being nice on the field. You need that character, that presence to scare defenders and I think that’s something I’m learning and improving at.”

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