Tammy Abraham confirmed his strong bond with the Roma supporters after singing the club anthem and admits people ‘haven’t stopped talking’ about the Rome Derby with Lazio since he arrived.
It was very much a game of two halves, the Giallorossi dominating the first with Abraham’s goal, hitting the woodwork with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolò Zaniolo.
After the break, Udinese took control and had numerous chances, testing Rui Patricio and wasting other opportunities, but it ended 1-0 for the hosts at the Stadio Olimpico.
“After a loss, I think it’s the best way we could’ve come out today, to show the fans we were sorry for the loss,” the former Chelsea striker told DAZN, referring to last week’s 3-2 defeat at Hellas Verona.
“It was a good performance. We had to defend very well, it was tough, give credit to the boys for all their hard work.”
Abraham scored his first goal at the Stadio Olimpico, but he is already a fan favourite after arriving from Chelsea.
“I knew there was a lot of pressure with me coming in, but I love the fans, the staff, they make me feel like family from the first day and I need to repay them.
“I came here to win, I love to win, the boys look to me, I have to give them confidence and hopefully we’ll continue getting results.”
He was even spotted singing along to the Roma club anthem before kick-off, leading the fans in the stands.
“I know some of the lyrics, it’s an amazing song, every time you hear the fans sing it’s wonderful.”
Abraham is going to have another new experience on Sunday, the Derby della Capitale against Lazio. Does he realise how big an event this is for the fans in this city?
“They haven’t stopped talking about it since the first day! I am ready, the boys will be ready, I can only imagine how the fans are going to be on Sunday. As I said, I’m ready for it.”
Tammy Abraham, that is tidy 🔥
A beautiful improvised finish after some great work by Calafiori…
What a start he’s made in Serie A! pic.twitter.com/5ScSZQLM44
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