Abraham was sold to AS Roma in the summer of 2021 after being pushed down the pecking order at Chelsea.
Abraham’s loss, even if some fans do not see it, was a big one for the Blues. Despite hardly starting any games when Thomas Tuchel arrived in January of 2021, the Englishman still finished 2020/21 as Chelsea’s top goalscorer in all competitions.
And now, after impressing in Italy under Jose Mourinho, Abraham has sent a message to Aubameyang – who is now Chelsea’s no.9 – and opened up on being labelled a flop:
“I had moments at Chelsea where I was called a flop and told to ‘Get out!’ And if I scored, they were calling me King Drogba. It’s impossible to emulate him fully but Aubameyang’s wearing the No9 now, I wish him all the best and hope he gets a run.”
Abraham also explained the difference between the Premier League and Serie A: “They both have qualities that the other one doesn’t. Italian football is very tactical. Teams want to stop you from scoring as much as possible. I think they mainly focus on stopping goals which does make it harder for a striker of course.
“One thing I had to learn quickly was how to win free-kicks. Holding the ball up when your team might need a breather, getting the cheap fouls as we would call them in England. Little things like that, I’ve added.”
Abraham has scored 29 goals and provided seven assists for Roma in 60 outings.