“I want to impress Maldini every day” - Tomori

Tue 30 March 2021 | 10:00

The England international’s goal is to be ‘one of the best defenders in the world’ and impressing Paolo Maldini is very important to him. ‘It’s like having Lionel Messi as a sporting director for a striker’.

Fikayo Tomori



on a loan deal from


in January and there is a €28m option to buy clause on his contract. The 23-year-old is aiming to impress

Paolo Maldini

, the technical director.

Having Maldini as head of the technical area is like having to deal with [Lionel] Messi as a sporting director for a striker,”

Tomori told

La Gazzetta dello Sport


“You want to impress him every day.”

Fans and teammates have immediately ‘included’ Tomori in Rossoneri.

I was a little surprised to have immediately entered the hearts of the Rossoneri fans, but it makes sense given the character of the people here,”

he said.

“It was easy to settle in, they were all so friendly.

“Serie A is like a University for defenders. I’m growing up and learning everything I can.”

Tomori is confident that Milan can still compete for the

Serie A

title, notwithstanding sitting six points adrift of the league leaders



The gap up to Inter is great, but I don’t see why we shouldn’t believe in it until the end,”

Tomori continued.

“Returning to the Champions League is an excellent target.

“But as a player, you must think about the big goal, and we know we can do something special.”

The England international has featured in seven games for Milan and admitted that he is ‘happy’ at San Siro Stadium, where he is trying to be one of the best defenders there ever was.

The goal is to be among the best in the world in my role, as soon as possible,”

Tomori added.

“I work for this every day.

“I’m not the only one to decide my future. I have fun, I enjoy the moment, I’m happy to be here.

“I honestly don’t think about the future.”

source: SportMob