Tammy Abraham scored the game-winning goal for Roma in their Serie A match against Empoli on Monday night, but Jose Mourinho still expected more from him.
The 24-year-old striker gave Roma a crucial 2-1 victory over Empoli by scoring in the 71st minute. However, when the team is chasing the ball, Mourinho demands more from his star striker.
The Portuguese tactician told Sky Sports Italia after the game, “He has to do it. He has to drop deep when the team needs him. Maybe he can struggle more mentally to do it, but that is also the mission,”
“I must say that scoring goals against Vicario was difficult, he looked like the best goalkeeper in the world.”
Abraham has rediscovered his best form under Mourinho at Roma, and his nine goals were essential in the Giallorossi winning the 2021–22 Europa Conference League championship. His recent accomplishments ought to be sufficient justification for England manager Gareth Southgate to consider starting him in the upcoming Nations League games against Germany and Italy.
Following a spirited victory over Empoli, Mourinho’s team will focus on a Europa League group stage matchup against HJK Helsinki on Thursday.