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UCL: ‘I Feel More Motivated Now’ –Tomori Speaks Ahead Chelsea Vs AC Milan

UCL: ‘I Feel More Motivated Now’ –Tomori Speaks Ahead Chelsea Vs AC Milan

AC Milan defender, Fikayo Tomori, has revealed that he feel more motivated to face Chelsea in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.

According to Tomori, he is now more ruthless in his game since leaving Chelsea last year.

“I kind of knew we would draw Chelsea before the draw came out so the fact it has happened now is really exciting.


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“It was a suspicion. I just thought it would be Chelsea because I felt it would happen. When it came out I remember my friends were all saying ‘you knew it, you knew it’.

“Coming from Chelsea, being English there is probably added motivation.

“Going back to Stamford Bridge, where it all started is a chance to show myself again.

“In Italy they are notorious for being good defenders, tough to beat, being nasty, stuff like that. It’s definitely something I’ve picked up.

“I think I’m cleverer.

“Little fouls or positioning yourself in a way that makes the striker think, those kind of things. Training with Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) you can’t really be too timid. You have to be a bit tougher, nasty in a sense. He has played against the world’s best so it’s going to make me better as a defender,” Tomori said.

Early life

Tomori was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Nigerian parents. Before the age of one, Tomori moved with his family to England where he was raised. He began playing for Riverview United in Kent when he was six. Growing up, his footballing idol was Thierry Henry.



On 3 October 2019, Tomori received his first call-up to the England senior squad for forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifying matches. He later said he was committed to playing for England, following interest from Nigeria and Canada; he had previously represented Canada at youth level. Tomori made his debut for England on 17 November against Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

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