Corriere dello Sport (J. Aliprandi) – Tammy Abraham returns to his La Spezia. Without Zaniolo, the real host is the English centre-forward to have better memories of the Ligurian city where just over a year ago he scored the winning goal in a complicated and decided match even in the 99th minute. Penalty for a kick on Zaniolo’s face, Tammy has the task of realizing the heavy penalty. And he did. All to celebrate in the yellow and red guest sector, the second big absentee – naturally for those who did not take part in the clashes in Badia al Pino – after Zaniolo.
He, who has now been renamed the away centre-forward in Trigoria, because it was a coincidence the ex Chelsea has scored five goals so far (four in the league, one in the Europa League): all away from the Olimpico. From Turin to Milan via Empoli, Reggio Emilia and Helsinki: all goals away from home and all decisive for taking important points. In short, few finalizations so far but good ones. The new year for Abraham has been more than positive. Starting from the match against Bologna (which he initially watched from the bench) in which he saved an opponent’s goal at the end, then continued with the final 2-2 goal at San Siro against Milan, and finally the two assists at the Olimpico against Fiorentina for the Dybala brace.
“Now he owes me two goals, I’m happy for him – joked the Englishman -. We are working and getting to know each other more and more”. The 25-year-old hopes that Joya can help him find another very important goal for him and for Roma. The couple is finding more and more feeling and the two exchange goals and assists. After all, to duet with a player like Dybala, he also had to change his style of play a bit. Now he is more attentive to team maneuvers and to the needs of the other strikers: he worked a lot first in Portugal and then in Trigoria to be able to improve in this particular aspect, the support for the incursions of midfielders and second strikers, which then culminated with the good performance last Sunday with the two winning assists. Mourinho now hopes to have the real Abraham until the end of the season, starting from the match against Spezia.