“I’m just happy to be back playing, and in the thick of things which is the most important thing. Coming here I think one of the goals personally was to get back on the pitch and try to win a trophy, that would be amazing.”
Refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to be an important player for AC Milan this season, Fikayo Tomori was full of energy and happiness as he discussed what life is like in Milan.
Tomori made just three appearances in all competitions for Chelsea before he sealed a move away to the San Siro for the rest of the season.
And the 23-year-old has already passed that total for AC Milan in just three weeks since his arrival and he’s already adjusting and more importantly, enjoying his Italian adventure.
“I definitely feel a part of it and feel it. I’m trying to make the most of the experience, trying to better myself, learn the langaue, understand the language,” Tomori told Sky Sports News.
“Here it’s a lot more tactical, there’s a lot more thinking going on and a lot more positional awareness,” Tomori explained.
“In England the game is a lot faster. Like when a goalkeeper catches a ball then suddenly you have strikers and wingers bombing up the pitch, here it’s a bit more structured and a bit slower.
“There’s a lot more instances when you’re 1 v 1 and you have to be aware of where the ball is, where you have to be standing at a specific moment in relation to the ball. That kinda stuff is different and it takes time to get used to.”
‘It was a dream come true’
Fikayo Tomori played in the Milan derby days after joining his new club
The way Tomori speaks about Milan – you can tell he appreciates but isn’t fazed by the weight of history and expectation wearing the famous Rossoneri jersey.
Tomori joined the Italian side officially on January 22 and just four days later, he made his debut in one of the biggest derbies in world football, the Milan derby in the Coppa Italia…