Fikayo Tomori is pleased that AC Milan managed to get all three points against Salernitana at the Stadio Arechi, even if the game could have been put to bed earlier.
The game could hardly have started any better for Milan as they brushed off any dust from the long break by scoring twice in the opening 15 minutes. The first came when Rafael Leao rounded Ochoa and tucked home from a tight angle, and the second came from Sandro Tonali as he fired in at the second attempt to add to his previous assists.
Milan thought that they had made it 3-0 in the 58th minute as a free-kick from the left ricocheted through to Tomori who scrambled it over over the line from six yards out, but the referee adjudged that Brahim Diaz interfered with play from an offside position.
Bonazzoli would score to half the deficit, but Milan held on. Tomori spoke to Milan TV after the game to reflect on the three points and the performance itself, with his comments transcribed below.
“The three points are the most important thing. As you pointed out, we could have killed off the game earlier, but the most important thing is the three points, and we’re happy,” Tomori said.
“It’s great to be back playing in the league. It’s a different feeling for us, because friendlies are about playing and improving our fitness levels, but today was about playing for three points and we’re happy we got them.
“We’ll now look ahead to our next match. We’re a strong team. When I arrived our aim was to be involved in important matches every week. This is what lies ahead, we need to be ready and I’m sure we will be.”