Fikayo Tomori revealed his delight after helping AC Milan secure progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a goalless draw against Spurs last night.
Milan dug deep to protect the one goal lead that they brought from the first leg win at San Siro, with a resilient defensive display in the home game being followed up by an even more stoic one last night in north London.
It was far from parking the bus though as ultimately it was the Rossoneri who had the better chances in the second leg too as they failed to kill the game off several times, but the most important thing was to secure progress to the final eight.
Tomori was officially named the man of the match by UEFA and after collecting his award he spoke to UEFA to reflect on a great night personally and for the team, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“I am very happy, for me, for the team, for the fans who came here. We played two excellent games, both away and back, and being in the quarter-finals makes me very happy,” he said.
“I think going into these two legs we knew how dangerous Tottenham were with their front three. It was a good challenge for us. Credit to us because we managed to limit their chances a lot. They didn’t really have too many clear-cut chances and we’re a young team.
“We are a very young team, not only in defence but also in midfield and attack, we are still learning but with games like this and Champions League nights like this really breed and build confidence for the whole team.
“How far can we go? Who knows? If we play like we played today then we can cause a lot of teams problems. I think the focus we showed was really important and decisive over these two games.
“Going into the next round we shouldn’t be fearing anyone. This is the competition we want to be in, so wherever we play we have to prepare well for it and I’m sure it’s going to be two great games.”