Roma striker, Tammy Abraham, has said he struggled with the management of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea last season.
Despite the team’s Champions League success under Tuchel, the German’s appointment was a turning point in Abraham’s career with his boyhood club – whom he left last summer for Roma.
“I was the (joint) highest scorer in the FA Cup (with four goals) and to be told I wasn’t in the squad for the final, you can only imagine how I felt,” he told The Athletic.
“It wasn’t a nice feeling. But I was there to support the boys. I would always do that – good times and bad times – and the same with the Champions League. I just wanted my team to do well and win.
“I’ll admit it was a very low point in my career. It did mess with me mentally for a bit. It got to a point towards the back end of the season where I was stropping, I was annoyed, because I’m working hard in training and I wasn’t getting the chances. I was doing the best I could, getting in early and finishing late, training drills, finishing drills, and still wasn’t getting a look in.
“I could understand if I wasn’t in great form or wasn’t training well or had a bad attitude. I just didn’t understand. I was working so hard. I was having players coming up to me saying, ‘You were unbelievable today in training’. That was the hardest part.”