Bukayo Saka delighted to see Tammy Abraham return to England with a goal after Chelsea exit
Abraham missed a spot at Euro 2020 after falling out of favor at Chelsea towards the end of last season.
He chose to move to Rome this summer and join former Blues boss Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.
Abraham started the Serie A season well and got an England recall after being added to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
The 24-year-old started against Andorra, his first selection in 11 months, and marked his comeback with a goal in the 5-0 victory.
Saka also scored in the comfortable Group I victory, but singled out Abraham when asked who else he was happy to have watched the game.
“I’m really happy for Tammy,” he told ITV Sport.
“He’s my boy. I’m really happy he scored his goal because he worked really hard, he was in really good shape in Italy so I’m really happy for him.
“It’s football and different challenges are going to come up and I think he has handled this one well (move to Rome) so far, I just wish him the best and I’m happy that he scored his goal.”
Saka scored the second goal of the night after Ben Chilwell’s opener, the Arsenal forward benefactor of a nice assist from Phil Foden before shooting in his third senior international goal.
“His pass is special, he’s a special player and he showed it,” Saka said of Foden, who put in an eye-catching performance at the Estadi Nacional.
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“As we play we recognize where the spaces are, how we can get behind them and as the game progressed he did it a few times and we realized that was a way to we get behind them and score goals and we used that is a lot.
“We played against Andorra last month, so we know how to break them down, but we know it’s not easy – especially coming here and playing on this pitch.
“They went out of their way to defend so it was good that we scored early and then we managed to score more and more and kill the game.”