Tammy Abraham explains why how leaving Chelsea helped him grow
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Tammy Abraham has become one of the key players at Roma under Jose Mourinho.

The Chelsea academy graduate left Stamford Bridge last summer on a permanent deal to get more first-team chances.

He has grown to become a star player at the Italian club and scored  17 goals in Serie A last season.

The 24-year-old explains how leaving his boyhood club has helped him grow in the last 12 months.

“If you’d told me a couple of years ago I’d be playing in Italy, I wouldn’t have believed you. Leaving Chelsea was difficult, it’s where I’d grown up from the age of seven,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I didn’t know much about Italian football but it has helped me develop as a player and as a man. I’ve come out of my comfort zone and don’t have any regrets. I love the life and it’s brought out another side to my game.

“At Chelsea, I was viewed purely as a goalscorer. Here, I’ve learned different aspects of the game. If our opponents have more of the ball, I know how to position myself defensively. You have to be more clinical finishing chances because they can be limited.”

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