Fikayo Tomori has expressed his desire to emulate the great AC Milan defenders of the past, and also spoke on an unsavoury incident after the win against Cagliari.
After the final whistle in the 1-0 win for Milan against Cagliari, a brawl erupted on the pitch. Mike Maignan experienced racial abuse from the home fans and, along with Fikayo Tomori, took a stand. Tomori spoke to SportMediaset (via Calciomercato.com) about the incident.
“Right after the match of Cagliari, my team-mates, the staff and the fans have given me a hand, supporting me. We have to fight racism,” he said.
Tomori arrived on an initial loan deal from Chelsea in January of last year and an option to buy was included as part of the operation. Although some were initially sceptical about the impact he would have, the Englishman has now established himself as an immovable member of the starting line-up.
Exercising the option to buy became a no-brainer for the management and the player himself seems to have settled into life in Italy perfectly. He is a modern and aggressive defender who has already become a fan favourite, with the hope being that he will be around for many years to come.
“I came to Milan because it is a great club with an important history behind it. For me, defenders like Maldini, Stam, Nesta and Baresi are great defenders, and I feel the feeling with this club.
“This is the basis of my choice to come and play in Milan. I am happy here even if not many English players have worn this shirt,” he concluded.