AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori has praised tomorrow’s opponents Liverpool but believes he and his team-mates are ready for the challenge.
Milan’s win away at Atletico Madrid means that the Rossoneri have a chance of making the last 16 of the Champions League, but they must beat Jurgen Klopp’s side and hope for either a draw or an Atletico Madrid win (by an equal or lesser margin than Milan) in Porto.
Tomori spoke to Milan TV on the eve of the game at San Siro, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“I feel the enthusiasm, the energy, the motivation, the desire, everything. Especially in games like this in a competition like the Champions League which is very much felt. I believe that tomorrow’s match is a challenge full of history for both teams. For us it is a fundamental race. It will certainly be an important, exciting match, and we hope to be able to win it,” he said.
“Liverpool are a strong team who play with intensity, great speed and precision. They don’t give up until the 90th minute. A difficult game awaits us. I know some of their players, so I know how they play, they are a very prolific team. In the last 3-4 years they have scored a lot of goals and they are hard to stop. So we will have to be very focused and be ready for anything. But we are ready.”
On Kjaer: “When I arrived here he spoke to me in English, it helped me to settle in. We have played many games together, he is a true leader and not just on the pitch. Talk to everyone. It is a milestone for the team, and this injury is truly sad.
“We will miss him, the team will suffer. Now we have to play without him and we will try to do our best. We will have to run more, talk more, we will have to give more for him too. Tomorrow will be another opportunity to do so; we did well against Salernitana and now we have another opportunity in a very important match and I’m sure we will make it.”
— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 6, 2021