Wherever Chelsea deploy the Loan Army, we expect our warriors to give it their all to their new team. That’s what those teams are paying for, after all, and that’s part of the baseline arrangement and understanding.
And that’s precisely what Fikayo Tomori’s doing at AC Milan now, though one gets the feeling that he certainly wouldn’t mind if the arrangement continued beyond just the rest of this season — especially if the reports of Tomori being the one who insisted on the buy-option are true.
“I am very happy to be here. We are in a positive moment, I want to give all my contribution. I will give everything on the pitch with great desire and determination.”
“I arrived with Milan first in the standings, we must believe in the Scudetto. It would be a great result. We must not be afraid to talk about the Scudetto, we all believe in it [and] we must not be afraid of anyone. We must think only of us, have a positive attitude and always seek victory. There are many teams that aspire to the Scudetto, but we must focus only on ourselves to achieve great results.”
Tomori was quickly pressed into action after arriving last Friday, with Simon Kjaer hobbling off with an injury in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal against archrivals Inter Milan on Tuesday. And while Inter would go on to eliminate the Rossoneri, thanks in large part to Milan going down to ten men thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sending off early in the second half, Tomori impressed with his quickness, strength, and reading of the game. Former Chelsea man Romelu Lukaku found much more joy going up against the highly rated Alessio Romagnoli instead, with Tomori also clearing off the line once.
With Kjaer set to miss a couple weeks, Tomori could be in line for more important minutes as Milan look to stay on top of Serie A and complete their unlikely Scudetto.
“I want to give my best for this club. I want to convince the coach to have faith in me.”
“Many great defenders have played at Milan such as Maldini, Nesta and Baresi. I want to be part of the history of Milan, since the first day I have breathed the tradition of this club. I am convinced that I have made the right decision to come here, I want to participate in the successes of Milan.”
-Fikayo Tomori; source: Sempre Milan
Those are not the words of a man who wants to leave Milan anytime soon.
And that’s unfortunate, but we can only wish Big Fik all the best of luck and success in Italy.