One thing that was almost lost in the drama of last night’s game was the fact that Fikayo Tomori made his debut for the club.
He came on in the first half as Simon Kjaer went off with a muscle problem, with the Englishman having only joined on Friday, but he did an assured job at the back alongside Alessio Romagnoli.
As MilanLive recalls, his best intervention was on Lukaku, shortly after the start of the second half. A low cross came from the right and Tomori reached out and intercepted the ball that was heading goalwards off Lukaku. His physicality was fundamental to mark the Belgian in open play and on set pieces.
The newspapers also gave Tomori a great deal of prause. La Gazzetta dello Sport went cautiously with a rating of 6 out of 10 which is followed by an excellent description of his game. Tuttosport and il Corriere dello Sport gave him a 6.5 as it was not easy to come into such a situation and do well.
La Gazzetta stated: “Debut with personality, this cannot be denied. A couple of entrances to make it clear that he is the defender. He could also have failed, given the situation, it was his debut, it was the derby, but he held up. And the impression is that he will be useful.”