Jose Mourinho, manager of AS Roma, has offered a reason why he does not rate Tammy Abraham, despite the former Chelsea player playing a key role in his side’s UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final second-leg 1-0 victory over Leicester City on Thursday night.
Mourinho stated that he will not speak highly of Abraham because he feels he can perform better, adding that he is a terrific player with the potential to be even better.
Roma overcame Leicester in the Stadio Olimpico thanks to Abraham’s early goal, giving Mourinho’s team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after the first leg ended 1-1 in England.
Roma will now meet Feyenoord in the final on May 25 at the Air Albania Stadium.
“Tammy knows I refuse to speak highly of him. Because he can do better and he knows that,” Mourinho said at his post-match press conference.
“He is a great player with potential to be even greater.
“I refuse to praise him! He needs to work this hard in every game, not just when we are up against Lazio or fighting for a European Final!”