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Abraham reveals why I had to leave Chelsea and how Mourinho has improved me

Abraham reveals why I had to leave Chelsea and how Mourinho has improved me

Tammy Abraham was deciding whether to prolong his frustration at Chelsea when the phone rang.

Abraham, 24, said: “I picked up the phone to, ‘Do you want to enjoy some sun or stay in the rain?’.

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“I laughed. At first I did not think much of it. My mindset was I wanted to be in the Premier League.

“I felt like it was home, being around London, being around England. But I had to open my wings a bit and make a choice — I chose Italy.”

What a good decision it has proved to be after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

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Four goals for Roma after a £34million move, some sightseeing in the Italian capital and a late England call-up  for the two World Cup qualifiers, starting with Saturday’s trip to Andorra

The Portuguese was in his second spell as Blues boss when the striker was emerging through the youth ranks.

Hoping for only his seventh England cap, Abraham said: “When Jose speaks, you listen.  He is a good man and has helped me a lot.

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“I have learned so much  tactically, as much as I have in my entire lifetime. It is good.

“You need to learn off  different managers. Right now, I am learning a lot.

“It’s been great at Roma.  I had a goal and it was to go out there and be the best I can be, to prove to everyone my true ability.

“I had some  struggles at Chelsea last season, didn’t really get a lot of minutes, but it’s time to show myself again.

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“Of course there’s nerves.

Moving countries makes you nervous — and being away from my mum’s cooking!

“Italian is not an easy  language to learn, but just little things like that, different  culture, different food, visiting places you’ve never been to before, all of that.

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“It’s all so new to me but very   exciting at the same time. I have been to the Colosseum but not inside it.

“I love learning. From a young kid I’ve always wanted to travel around the world, to learn  different languages and this has given me the opportunity.”

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