Fikayo Tomori’s statements about Maldini
Fikayo Tomori’s statements about Maldini, describing him as a legend
Milan player: Maldini is a legend that I did not imagine talking to him and I feel pressure when he sees me
Fikayo Tomori, the England national team player, spoke about the details of his time with AC Milan.
And his relationship with Paolo Maldini, hours before the expected match against Andorra, which will be held at nine o’clock in the evening next Saturday.
The National Stadium, as part of the seventh round of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Fikayo Tomori joined the England national team for the first time since playing one game in 2019, when he was a Chelsea player.
After his remarkable brilliance with AC Milan, the player tried to talk a lot about his relationship with Paolo Maldini, Milan’s sporting director, and the extent of the benefit he gets from one of the legends of the game around the world.
Tomori said at a press conference before facing Andorra:
“When he was talking to me I was in a daze and I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s Paolo Maldini’.”
“I feel pressure because he watches every game and is in the training ground every day, and as a defender you want to impress him, and in the middle of my loan period in April, we spoke together and he told me what he thought of my performance and what I needed to develop, and when he talks about a legend like him you have to listen, he really helped me a lot.”
“The attackers in Italy are very clever, they prefer to move rather than try to dribble you, pass you with speed, force or get around you.”
With Harry Maguire out injured, and John Stones not participating in any match with Manchester City in the Premier League this season.
Tomori will add to his only international match, as England look to book their place in the World Cup Finals.
The England national team will meet Andorra and Hungary on October 9 and 12, as the list of the Three Lions witnessed the absence of the right-back of the first football team at Liverpool FC Trent Alexander-Arnold.
And who missed the last Reds matches due to injury, and is expected not to participate against Manchester City next Sunday in the English Premier League.
The England squad list for the matches between Andorra and Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Sam Johnston, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defence: Conor Coady, Rhys James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.
Midfield: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Calvin Phillips, Declan Rice.
Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Oli Watkins.
England maintains the top spot in Group I with 16 points.
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