29 Jan Extra to football than Premier League
Fikayo Tomori mentioned there was “extra to football than the Premier League” after finishing his mortgage transfer from Chelsea to AC Milan.
Tomori moved to the Rossoneri on a season-long mortgage and made his debut instead throughout Milan’s defeat to Internazionale within the Coppa Italia quarterfinals.
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The 23-year-old follows within the footsteps of Jadon Sancho as one among a variety of younger English gamers to maneuver overseas and mentioned all these experiences will likely be good for the nationwide aspect.
“Much more individuals are realising that there is extra to football than the Premier League and England,” Tomori informed reporters. “I communicate to plenty of English gamers they usually all the time say: ‘How come gamers from Brazil or Argentina transfer at 16, 17 but English gamers do not appear to exit of England loads.’
“I believe it is positively a constructive that many younger English gamers need to go away England and are keen to attempt one thing new, to be taught new languages and a distinct model of play. That is solely going to learn them and the nationwide team as effectively.
“Going overseas offers you a distinct view on football as complete slightly than simply Premier League and England and being within the consolation zone. Being out of your consolation zone can positively develop an individual and a participant as effectively.”
At Chelsea, Tomori was taking part in alongside former Milan captain Thiago Silva and mentioned he leaned on the previous Brazil worldwide in addition to different Stamford Bridge teammates for recommendation earlier than making the transfer.
“Once I knew coming to Milan was a chance, I spoke to plenty of gamers that had performed in Italy: Jorginho, Emerson, Toni Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic, who performed for Inter, so I requested him how Milan was,” Tomori mentioned.
“I spoke to Thiago very briefly as a result of his English is not that nice, however nobody had a foul phrase to say about Milan or Serie A”