Roma Striker Tammy Abraham Breaks Serie A Record In Final League Game Of The Season
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Tammy Abraham completed a brilliant first league season in Italy, as he broke a Serie A record for an Englishman, as Roma beat Torino.
Abraham dumped the Premier League to move to Serie A last summer, as he moved from Chelsea to join Jose Mourinho's side, in a deal worth a reported £34 million.
Thomas Tuchel had dropped Abraham from the first XI when taking over from Frank Lampard in January 2021, and wasn't even in the squad for the Champions League final.
However this season he has proved that he made the right decision to join Roma, when he could have moved to Arsenal, whilst replacement Romelu Lukaku has hardly pulled up in trees back in west London.
On Friday, Roma wrapped up their final game in the league with a 3-0 win over Torino, confirming their top six finish and a place in next season's Europa League.
Abraham scored twice in the win, and his second goal, from the penalty spot, took his goal tally to 17, surpassing the record for most goals in a single Serie A season for an Englishman.
Tammy Abraham ➕ Roma heaven 🥰— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 20, 2022
Wonderful turn and finish for Roma's main man 👏 pic.twitter.com/aoccrMNVv8
The previous record had belonged to Gerry Hitchens, who scored 16 for Inter Milan back in 1962, with the likes of Luther Blissett, Jay Bothroyd, Trevor Francis, David Platt and Mark Hateley never being able to top it.
On top of that, only Rodolfo Volk has scored more goals in a debut Serie A season with Roma, with Volk scoring 21 back in the 1929/30 season.
Speaking after the match, the 24-year-old spoke of his love for the club, saying, "I fell in love with this club on the first day and I'm always going to help the team as much as possible with my goals and assists.
"It's been a good year for me. I'd like to build on it and hopefully we can finish with a trophy and this will be the perfect year."
2⃣ easy for Tammy! 🎯— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 20, 2022
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After missing out on a European final last year, the former Bristol City loanee will have the chance to star in one on Wednesday night.
Mourinho's side face Feyenoord in the first ever Europa Conference League final, and you know the manager would love nothing more than to show off as the first ever manager to win the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.
Abraham, who does have a buy back clause on his contract, was asked about his future with the Giallorossi, saying, "I love this club. They've given me the opportunity to show myself and my heart is here.
"We'll see what the future holds but my heart is here."