Tammy Abraham: I didn’t understand why Tuchel kept benching me

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Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is in good form for Jose Mourinho’s Roma after making a move from Chelsea to Roma during the summer.

Mourinho convinced Tammy Abraham to seal a move to Rome, and after a season where he lost his place in the Chelsea squad, Abraham knew it was the right call to make.

Abraham has admitted that he ‘didn’t really understand’ why Tuchel didn’t want to play him but says his decision to leave his boyhood club and sign for Roma feels like ‘the right one’.

“I think the easy option would’ve been to stick around and sit down,” the 24-year-old said.

“Chelsea’s a massive club, they will compete and try to win trophies so the easy option would’ve been to do that.

“I realised that I needed to go out and prove myself, I needed to play some games. I took a decision and it was the right one.”

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