When asked about the Roma move, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admits responsibility for Tammy Abraham.


When asked about the Roma move, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admits responsibility for Tammy Abraham.

Tammy Abraham only made seven appearances for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel, and she appears to be on the verge of joining Roma.

Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he bears some of the blame for Tammy Abraham’s decision to leave Chelsea this summer, admitting that he might have trusted the striker in more games.

Abraham is expected to join Roma after the two teams reached an agreement over the weekend on a £34 million transfer.

Tuchel didn’t play the 23-year-old much after taking over from Frank Lampard as Blues manager in January. His performance has since deteriorated, and he now appears to be on his way out.

After only seven appearances, the 47-year-old coach has now confessed that he could have utilized Abraham more frequently.

Before Chelsea’s European Super Cup match against Villarreal, the German was asked if he could provide any light on Abraham’s future.

“Unfortunately, no [details].” He said, “I will not comment on the situation.”

“He did some solid warm-up matches, but he was clearly unhappy with the last six months, and he may have right to be.

“Perhaps it was also my fault for not pushing or trusting him; I completely see why he wants more time.”

Last season, Abraham scored 12 goals, 11 of which came during Lampard’s first half of the season.

Tuchel’s only goal came in a 1-0 FA Cup triumph over Barnsley, but Abraham may have received his first major signal later in the tournament that he had no future with the German.

Tuchel left the England forward out of his matchday squad for the final, which Chelsea lost by a solitary goal to Leicester City.

After that, he was dropped from the starting lineup and replaced by 12 substitutes in the West Londoners’ Champions League final victory over Manchester City.

Abraham believes he isn’t in Tuchel’s plans for the coming season, and his suspicions may be confirmed by the expected £97.5 million signing of Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.

Abraham is expected to join former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Roma, according to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio.

Mourinho was chosen as the club’s new head coach at the close of last season, and his reign will begin when the Giallorossi take on Fiorentina in their first Serie A match on.


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