In less than 30 minutes, Milan will take on Crotone at San Siro with the goal of reclaiming first place in the league standings. As Simon Kjaer is still injured, Fikayo Tomori will start this game as well.
The Chelsea loanee made his debut against Inter in the Coppa Italia, coming off the bench to replace the Dane. He then started against Bologna and has impressed thus far, using his pace and strength very nicely.
Today’s game will be yet another opportunity for him to show his qualities in front of the Milan management, who will have to decide on the buy-out clause this summer. In an interview with MilanTV and Sky (via MilanNews), Tomori spoke about the game.
The first game as a starter at San Siro…
“It’s a period of very close matches, we are in a good moment and we want to overtake Inter in the standings.”
How do you feel at Milan?
“I’m very happy to be here, in such a great club like Milan. Everyone was very kind to me, they helped me fit in.”
Today is an opportunity to take back first place…
“Today we want to give a great performance to get the three points, Milan’s goal is the Scudetto.”
On his condition…
“I feel good and I’m very happy, I’m improving and learning the language. I’m trying to settle in and I hope to find myself better and better.”
On the match…
“All matches are important. Crotone are a difficult opponent and we will have to face them as best we can to win. Today is another challenge to get back to the top of the table.”
Inter managed to beat Fiorentina on Friday evening and are now one point clear at the top. Therefore, today’s game will be very important to knock them down to second again, especially since the derby is just around the corner.